Don’t forget now … we’re all in this together!

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Reposted from The Guardian Society

Since 2010, the Lords has bought in 17,000 bottles of champagne, enought for five for every peer.
Since 2010, the Lords has bought in 17,000 bottles of champagne, enought for five for every peer. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The British public has endured the expenses scandal, a cabinet ministerdescribing police officers as plebs and a Labour MP sending an allegedly snobby tweet about “white van men”. But for sheer chutzpah, the peers of the realm have potentially topped the lot.

It has emerged that a proposal to save taxpayers some money by making peers and MPs share a catering department has been rejected “because the Lords feared that the quality of champagne would not be as good if they chose a joint service”.

The disclosure, made last week by Sir Malcolm Jack, clerk of the Commons between 2006 and 2011, as he gave evidence to a governance committee examining how the palace of Westminster should be run, was met with gasps…

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