Saturday, September 19, 2009


In the UK greedy Members of Parliament (MP’s) owe the House of Commons (above) almost £140,000 in unpaid food and drink bills, it was revealed yesterday. The Parliamentary authorities are chasing cash from more than half of all MPs for wining, dining and entertaining in the Parliament’s restaurants. They include 77 MP’s who have failed to settle their bills – averaging more than £500 each – for more than 6 months. The TaxPayers’ Alliance said it was unacceptable that MP’s left their debts to the public purse unpaid for so long. It’s almost incredible that in the aftermath of their recent expenses scandal, our politicians are still acting like medieval landlords rather than responsible public servants. Not to put too fine a point on it, especially during a period of economic stress for most of us, they’re taking the piss. Or maybe they just thought their expenses would cover these outstanding bills ?