Scots Scrap Booze Subsidy

The Scottish Parliament has scrapped its £50,000 restaurant and bar subsidy after it was found to be “unacceptable and unsustainable”. The evening bar and restaurant service currently enjoyed by MSPs will be shut down, meaning thirsty politicians north of the border will have to start paying full whack for their booze. A Scottish Parliament spokesman grudgingly accepted: “this is part of an overall strategy to eliminate over time any subsidy for the evening catering service.” Not a moment too soon.

Guido sees this as a promising move along the road to booze subsidy victory. First step Holyrood, now on to Westminster. Over to you Bercow…

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