I am almost starting to feel sorry for the MPs who were exposed for making excessive use of their expenses.
They have been vilified by the media (quite rightly) and the BBC have been particularly diligent in scrutinising and exposing every claim made.
Today, though, it appears to be a case of ‘pots and kettles’.
The news has broken that three BBC executives managed to claim over £12,650 in taxi fares during a three month period. One managed to blow £675 over two days alone, which makes those duck houses and pork pies claimed by MPs seem like an act of thrift.
A BBC spokesperson (for they have to be politically correct) has said that taxis are the most efficient way of conducting business en route and said of one of the claimants she…..
“….is incredibly busy, so she has to use her time as efficiently as possible.”
“Whenever she is travelling to meetings, she will schedule in a number of business calls to make the best use of this travel time. Because of the confidential nature of these discussions, it is not possible to hold them in public.”
What a load of old cock! Presumably, they are so confidential they even request drivers who are deaf mutes too!
Thousands of people have the same requirements in their business lives each day, but they manage to use more economically sound ways of being successful. They travel with us ‘common people’ and still manage to get by.
What really irritates me, though, is they are using our ‘common people’ money – through the license fee – to pay for their inflated sense of importance.