As Speaker Bercow claims for polishing a coffee table, we suggest it is time to put a stop to such payments
John and Sally Bercow live in a grace-and-favour flat in Westminster as part of his package as House of Commons Speaker. Today, the Mail Online’s Richard Kay revealed that he’s recently claimed not only for some £10,000 of repairs but also for the polishing of a coffee table.
At a time when many in this country barely get by, the Bercows have yet again illustrated how out of touch they truly are. This self-entitled couple not only live rent free in the Houses of Parliament but also benefit from the Speaker’s salary of £142,000 per year. With further income from Mrs Bercow’s regular outings in the media, could this pair not have paid for the polishing themselves or maybe even – horror of horrors – got out a duster?
According to the report, Bercow claimed £50 to cover fixing a blind in his daughter’s bedroom and £964.98 for a new dishwasher. Perhaps, instead of exploiting her husband’s position to profit from appearances in such lowbrow television as Celebrity Big Brother, Mr Bercow could put in a more appropriate request: That he and his wife be taught to clean, wash and sew.
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