Thursday, 14 May 2009
The true cost of democracy
At the risk of sounding like Stephen Fry (and becoming an instant blog-o-sphere pariah) might I point out that not everything about the scandal over MP's expenses is bad news. I've just had a very tasty bacon sandwich; earlier, I enjoyed a mug of tea. Oh, and there was last night's supper, and this morning's shopping; blogging (and the cost of the lap-top on which I blog), the house I'm blogging in, the electricity necessary for blogging, the cost of the broadband connection in order to post these musings... oh, the list is endless. And, until this week, I hadn't realised how vital they all are to the smooth running of the democractic process. I shall be submitting my claim - retrospectively, of course - asap. After all, the bugger's couldn't do without the voters, could they?