Sunday, April 06, 2008

Prezza: 27 Pork Pies every day




MP's are allowed an "additional costs allowance" of up to £22,000, which is supposed to pay for the cost of maintaining a second home. As a result of the efforts of the indefatigable Heather Brooke, we now know how some high profile MP's claim they spend this money. Some claimed more than others: "Dave" Cameron £21,359 and "Ming" Campbell £11,611. They also seem to have spent the money on different things: Cameron spent it all on mortgage payments (here you can see "ordinary Dave's" Oxfordshire pad) whereas John Prescott appears to have spent a fair amount on grub: £4,000 in 2003-04. (At Sainsbury 4 Crusty Bake Pork Pies cost £1.65; so that's that's nearly 27 pork pies a day. Quite an achievement, even for Prezzo). Mark Oaten apparently spent nearly £2,400 on "white goods and soft furnishings". Now behave yourself...

1 Comments:

Anonymous Paul Dacre Fanclub said...

£21,359 from the Taxpayer to pay for a Country (sorry, Constituency) Pad in the rolling countryside. Bless! It's obscene, it really is. I'm not making a Party Political point here (despite being somewhat anti-tory!), it's just how can a bloody toff who lives in a £2 million pound house in Central London (with no mortgage, just like the rest of us 'ordinary' lot) claim for mortgage payments, ie he will own the property at the end of it!? I know it's the rules, let's change them. Put them up in a (cheap) Hotel or Guest House somewhere. Ps my prediction is Boris 'Clown' Johnson for London Mayor, David 'Dave' Cameron for 2010 Prime Minister and Barack 'Bullshit' Obama for US President. Politics for the Reality TV generation! Christ, I hope I'm wrong.....

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