It only seems like yesterday that our Honourable Members of Parliament were under fire for fiddling their expenses. In fact it was several years ago and since then the rules have been tightened and an “Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority “ has been set up. Their latest annual review has just been published and you can clearly see how they have clamped down on MP’s cleaning out their moats; buying designer furnishings for their second homes; staying in luxury hotels; using endless first class travel and employing most of their family as secretary’s, office managers or researchers.
Now they are practically living on the breadline with barely a crumb to sustain them in their arduous work on our behalf. The average cost of our MP’s is a miserly £240,000 a year and this has to cover their salary and expenses. How on earth do they get bye? It is difficult to imagine how they hard they must struggle on such a pittance, especially when they have to live in central London and have a second home in their constituency. Don’t forget the long hours having to sit around all day.
It is only a matter of time before we will see some of them begging on the street out side the Houses of Parliament.
We should probably send them a supply of free Marcus Rashford happy meals as well as a second hand lap top computer. Indeed it is quite possible that with some creative accounting some may qualify for welfare benefits 😀