Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Budget Day Thought

Not financial - I leave all that to experts, the likes of Burning Our Money and Mark Wadsworth - but political.

Did anyone switch on BBC Parliament this afternoon? If not, contrast the 'full house' at 12.30 with the attendance at about 15.30 - two pairs of hands would have provided sufficient fingers on which to count those attendees.

And this constitutes a days work?

Perhaps the Attendance Allowance that is sought to replace the Assisted Costs Allowance should be paid on a pro-rata basis, ie on how many minutes is actually spent in the Chamber or in a Committee Room?

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