The Daily Cunt is at it again. Still on that old expenses tip that everyone else is SO over, they have decided they’ll put the boot into beloved ex-Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, not least because it allows them to use one of their favourite expressions – champagne socialism (because, obviously, if you’re a socialist it should be bread and dripping and strong cups of builders’ tea).
Read on and you’ll find that the £16,000 – of tax payers’ money (and remember only straight, white, middle-class people pay taxes)! – is spread over four years. Bearing in mind a Mayor of the largest city in Western Europe and one of the richest in the world might have to do some entertaining, this works out at *drum roll* £10.99 a day. To have a Vegetarian Supreme pizza delivered round the corner from Domino’s costs £15.99.
Could we now go through the expenses of James Chapman, writer on the Daily Cunt, see if he can get it down to £10.99 a day?
More to the point, where was Ken taking visiting dignitaries for their lunch? Pret a Manger? ‘Just don’t have the Posh Cheddar in artisan bread ’cause that’s £3.60 and we won’t have enough for an Elderflower and Grape Sparkling Cordial.’