From Guido this morning, this snippet. Pat Glass the new MP for North West Durham – trilling with excitement, not at the opportunity to help her new constituents, nor right social wrongs, nor solve the country’s economic woes, but as Guido puts it:
A salary triple the average national wage, a gold-plated pension, a six-figure expense account, rent-free accommodation, international junkets, cheap bars, subsidised restaurants, not to mention your new Blackberry and flat. Pat, the gravy train has truly pulled into your station, enjoy yourself.
Add to this a little snippet from Tom Harris’s blog.
One newly-elected MP told me today how she spent NINE HOURS attempting to make a single claim on IPSA’s brand spanking new (and for “brand spanking new” read “extremely expensive and malfunctioning”) computer system.
Nine hours? An entire working day devoted to making her expenses claim? They’ve only been there five minutes!
Truly the new intake of female MPs are proving to be a disgrace.
Or could it be worse than that? Could it just be the one female MP who is a total disgrace? Was that you making the expenses claim Pat Glass?