The Guardian has a comprehensive round-up of MPs on all sides and of all ranks who are anonymously bitching about IPSA – the new expenses body, who have hilariously had to state that they will not tolerate abusive behaviour from Members. “We are being treated like benefit claimants. Why don’t they just put up a metal grille?”
Another said “What happens on a January night in London? I suppose I will have to take the tube, then a bus and then a long walk home. That is not safe.” Just like everyone else has to. Don’t these people realise that if the streets are unsafe then it is their fault?
It has also been announced today that the taxpayer subsidy on food on the Parliamentary Estate is to end, with prices being hiked up to just-across-the-street level immediately. While their expenses have now been brought closer into line with the real world, still they moan about only being allowed to claim a taxi after 11pm. Have they ever considered actually paying for one themselves?