Money's Too Tight To Mention
Those who like a drop of Bitter will also have to pay more for the privilege-35p in their case. However, the rises are not just confined to alcohol. The cost of a cup of tea has already jumped 35p to 60p a cup and coffee from 40p to 75p.
The new prices for meals have yet to be decided, but will bring them in line with “high street pub chains like Wetherspoons”, according to officials. Presently a beef dinner sets MPs back £3.90 and a chicken and mushroom pie £2.95.
One senior MP has already blasted the rises as “way higher than they need to be” and “totally unjust”. So after Band Aid, Tsunami Aid and the like, can we expect Bob Geldof to ride to the rescue with MP Aid?