Thursday, 12 June 2008
MPs Allowances: What Price Democracy?
£200 million of extra Northern Ireland spending for nine DUP votes * to save Gordon's neck works out at £22.22 million each. That puts Margaret Beckett's £6,500 rockery into perspective. Or looked at another way, it's over £4.75 million for each of those 42 very expensive days. Send the bill to Anne Widdecombe** who will just have to write more novels.
* Hat tip to Steve Green's Daily Referendum for this figure.
** will David Cameron remove the whip from this anti-foxhunting figure of ridicule? She was the only opposition dupe, ie non DUP MP, to vote for this obscene publication.