Champagne Conservatives: Tories love their champers – they just hate the people whose taxes buy it for them.

If you’ve just had a meal, this may be enough to make you throw it back up.

Conservative MPs voted to strip one million school pupils of their free school meals if their parents earn more than £7,400 a year, in a Commons vote earlier this week.

It turns out that the same Conservative MPs claim nearly 35 times as much in expenses every year.

It’s actually 34.72… times as much – as near to 35 as makes no real difference.

Jack Monroe (welcome back to Twitter, Jack) had more damning evidence for us as well:

Then there’s the fact that Iain “£39 breakfast” Duncan Smith also voted to steal free school dinners from the poor:

Jack had something to say about that, as well:

She added: “Tories cut free school meals for Y3 children last year, which according to ONS data is c.700,000 children. They’re ‘giving them back’ to 50k children. Basic maths means at least 650k children have lost FSM. I’ve been campaigning on this for 6 years folks, I know my [s**t].”

And the author, who wrote her first cookbook in extreme poverty, added the following for clarity: “Also, my child is one that lost free school meals. So all the keyboard warriors without 7/8 year olds, who have never been hungry, pipe the [f**k] down.”

If you want to know whether your MP was one of those who supported the cut (302 Conservatives, nine DUP members, and Charlie Elphicke), Skwawkbox has the list here.

The figures are damning.

And in Prime Minister’s Questions this week, Theresa May had the bare-faced cheek to say it’s the Labour Party that doesn’t care about ordinary people.

The evidence of greedy Tories who wash down their £39 breakfasts by guzzling champagne and wine, and who each draw more than £180,000 in expenses (possibly for the food and booze), proves that they are the ones who don’t care about ordinary people.

Their only care is that we continue to foot the bill for their extravagances.


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