Tory MPs each claimed 35 TIMES the income that would disqualify a child from free school meals – in EXPENSES

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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11 thoughts on “Tory MPs each claimed 35 TIMES the income that would disqualify a child from free school meals – in EXPENSES

  1. Justin

    39 pound breakfast and 3 million pounds worth of booze, no wonder the countries screwed there to boozed up to make a decision, tory whip comes round to cajole them to vote really, come down the bar everyone brandy and champs are on ice, just remember to vote and then do stupid grins’ fist pumping and idiotic leers, we should have a bottle to throttle rule, in fact houses of parliament should be dry so they can run a country effectively, here here that, mind you it probably helps to be half cut to understand the tosh that comes out of them sometimes

  2. Ian McGibbon

    I wish people would stop having a go about expenses. Legitimate expenses are correct and essential, or you end up with just the wealthy Jacob Rees-Moggs and Boris Johnsons of this world going into politics.

    Keep debasing the claiming of expenses and it will be the carer that claims mileage, the teacher that claims when she/he takes a poorly child home and the bricklayer forced to sleep in the van because expenses have been slashed that bear the brunt.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      A valid point, if not for the fact that the Tories claiming these expenses are, for the most part, filthy rich Jacob Rees-Moggs.

  3. Justin

    there expenses needs to be independently regulated, I don’t looking at some of the figures that have been bandied about know of a career where your expenses actually earn more than you do, perhap’s MP’S could give out free training courses how to claim expenses worth more than your pay scale and get away with it, then we could apply this to minimum wage jobs and bump up the pay scale in line with there system, I am quite sure that if I tried to claim 37 pounds for a breakfast it would get giggled out of the doorway, I went overbudget on a train are and that faced heavy scrutiny, so we could benefit from a course like this, run the course MP’s and make yourself usefull

  4. Pat Sheehan

    This is Conservatism in the ‘raw’! You’d think ordinary, decent people would see through this and vote them out in a flash to spend the money on kid’s dinners or some other noble enterprise. Not so alas! Lots of people admire and aspire to join this tranche of wealthy, ‘upper’ class, ‘elite’ just to ape this sort of depraved behavior.

  5. Dez

    What a Con….. should not be surprising at these damning revelations relating to these Con MPs with expensive tastes. That said would be really interesting to see who the Labour good guys are when directly compared to these money grabbers. However I recall some of our Labour MPs have blue rinse tendancies which hopefully does not translate into them expense grabbing.

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