David Miliband is earning £500,000 a year and rarely takes part in the cut and thrust of Westminster any more, but that hasn’t stopped him from being one of the highest expenses claimants in the figures released by IPSA today. Miliband is the 20th greediest MP, trousering £170,500 in expenses over the last year. He needs it, they only pay him £116 a minute for his speeches…
Meanwhile the former Prime Mentalist claimed £127,197 despite the fact that he’s only spoken in one debate during the last twelve months.
Why are we paying so much for his travel when he never turns up?
IPSA have released this year’s expenses figures. Here are the top five troughers:
- Greg Mulholland, LibDem, £188,783
- Stephen Gilbert, LibDem, £185,811
- Alistair Carmichael*, LibDem, £185,389
- Brian Donohoe, Labour, £182,003
- Willie Bain, Labour, £180,923
Once again Tory MP Philip Hollobone was the lowest claimant at just seven grand.
Keep payin’, you bloody fools!