MPs want taxpayers to subsidise the cost of their drinks in the bars of Parliament.
Prices at the four Palace of Westminster bars are already cheap, especially for central London, as they are linked to those in a nearby Wetherspoons pub.
But some MPs, who have a salary of £65,738, feel the £2.60 they pay for a pint of John Smith’s bitter, or £3.20 for premium Becks lager, is too much.
Senior MPs have even suggested prices should be tied to a cheaper venue outside of the centre of the capital.
The Sun claims to have seen a record of the Administration Committee’s meeting that states: \’Several Members suggested that the House should not benchmark against central London pubs: those had to pay Central London rent, rates and utility charges, which House services did not pay.\’
That the bars in the Palace of Westminster do not pay such rents, rates and utility charges is a subsidy to your boozing you greedy fuckers.
A subsidy that should, of course, be abolished. They should indeed be paying charges into the accounts of the Palace to cover those, currently unpaid, costs.
Opportunity costs, see?