An FOI request revealed the astonishing amount spent in the House of Commons and Palace of Westminster.

Is anybody surprised?

If you were working in the worst UK Parliament ever, wouldn’t you want to drown your sorrows?

Parliament’s bar bill last year was £1.8million and has tripled in two years.

Figures for 2015/16 show 42,711 bottles of fine wine and champers – including 3,000 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc,100 bottles of fizz and 300 bottles of port – were sold at £1.7million.

By comparison, the champagne and wine bill in 2013/14 came to £601,895. The cost doubled to £1,183, 820 in 2014/15 – then tripled to £1,786, 2014 for 2015/16.

A FOI request revealed ‘Champagne Charlie’ MPs, peers, their staff and guests also spent £53,061 on beer, lager and cider last year.

And there was an order, order, order for £69,333 of spirits in House of Commons bars and restaurants.

Source: Parliament’s booze bill has TRIPLED in two years – to £1.8MILLION

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