“Only in it for the money” is a cry many of our MPs are labelled with. The trouble is that so very often it is true. If there is “something going for nothing” they always seem to be first in the queue with their hand and wallet wide open.
Fancy 2 tickets for the Royal Box at Wimbledon for £4,295 a pop? Commons Speaker John Bercow had his hand out for that little £8,590 perk. Very nice too!
Tom Watson got lucky and just happened to be in the right place to pick-up cheaper tickets for Wimbledon – clearly a lifelong lawn tennis fan.
The Tories cashed in at Glastonbury where Damian Collins and Nigel Adams both ‘declared’ their Glastonbury tickets. This usually means that we’ll pick the bill up for them as they appear on their expenses somehow!
Don’t worry though, Tess May is cashing in on this racket as well. She has made everyone aware of her love of shoes which has meant that the brand she wears has received a lot of attention. You’ll never guess! She just happens to have a Discount Card for none other than Russell & Bromley! Now there’s a funny thing.
Other little free handouts that our ‘hardworking’ MPs were quick to snap up include Michael Fallon who enjoyed 2 tickets for England v S. Africa at Lords and Richard Burden had fun with someone with his 2 tickets for the Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Labour’s Stephen Doughty and Tory John Howell got tickets to the Royal International Air Tattoo which was obviously vital for their work as a local MP.
Conservative Mims Davies got a ticket to Royal Ascot while that snivelling little Tory shit Philip Davies declared several tickets for horse racing and football events from Royal Ascot and the Coral Eclipse at Sandown to the League One play-offs.
It’s hardly any wonder none of the useless gits ever get anything done as they are out all the time looking for any freebie they can get hold of instead of doing something bloody useful.