The current annual salary for an MP is £65,738. This works out as over £865 a week after tax, or £173 a day. Don’t forget MPs also receive expenses to cover the costs of employing staff, living in London, having a second home in their constituency, running an office, and travelling between their constituency home and Parliament.
Given all this, you may be surprised to hear that some of our MPs feel they pay too much for their favourite pint in the Westminster bars. How much is too much, you may ask? £3.20 for a pint of Becks, and £2.60 for a pint of John Smith’s.
Having lived in London for almost a year now, and having searched high and low for prices reminiscent of my undergrad days in Southampton, I have yet to find anywhere offering a pint of Smith’s at such a reasonable price, let alone somewhere as…
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