Just why do our MP’s and I think this covers both Thanet North and South MP’s carry on with the justification of expenses, I believe both Gale and Ladyman have in the past claimed food as an expense, Steve Ladyman who can’t seem to walk away from the subject, this week tells us about his 60-70 hour weeks, as some sort of mitigation in his Thanet Extra column and Roger Gale is quoted by www.thisiskent.co.uk as saying this. "If my constituents believe that I have been either excessive or improper in my use of what we consistently recognise is their money then they will no doubt tell me so in the usual manner."
Both these gents get a salary in excess of £60,000 admittedly its considerably less than many less talented Muppets, who litter the public sector, but even so why should we pay their flippin food bills, what do they think, a salary is for.
Most MP's must see the public as mean spirited B*******s however sometimes working similar long hours to Ladyman, except with tools like hammers, shovels, Kangos and out in the wind, rain, cold, heat and no second home etc., I can empathise since employers I've worked for don't feel the should feed, me since they pay a wage to which we've agreed. Tough concept for an MP, but here's my advice if you can't live on 60 grand get another job.