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?


Eryl Shields said...

Here, here!

Gadjo Dilo said...

Why, what's Steven Fry said about all this?

The Poet Laura-eate said...

At the very least I want one of those highly-paid jobs where one just swans around exuding an air of authority.

Though Stephen Fry works slightly harder than this, I must admit.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Quite right, we might draw the line at moats though OK?

Fee said...

I think we all be putting a claim in for our internet connections and the amount of work we do at home.

Anyone got a spouse they can claim for too?

Best wishes


A Write Blog said...


Since I'm self-employed I can only claim against the inland revenue; you know that complex set-up that Mr Darling needs to have help for in order to avoid paying the taxes that he designs for the rest of us. That help that we pay for too.

So I'll just have to put my entire living expenses down to the taxman.

And when he stops laughing I'll ask him if he has any MPs to assess.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Am still having problems accessing your "Bringing Up Charlie" blog (even from another computer). I saw the first few lines about mounds of washing...hope you enjoyed your holiday.

Fingers crossed we win the Ashes!

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