Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I hope you have a tissue at the ready and are prepared to shed a few tears for the poor souls who have lost their seats at last months election.
It gladdens my heart to know that, in their time of great need and realisation that they must now make their own way in the real world, the generous British tax payer softens the blow to the tune of over £10,000,000 in payouts to help stave off the threat of starvation and destitution.
Even new boy John Mason, former SNP MP for Glasgow East, received over £32,000 after barely twenty months as an MP. Well deserved, no doubt.
And let's not forget that it's not just those who had to suffer the indignity of being pushed off the green benches who receive the payouts. Those Honourable Members who decide to retire or just fancy a change of direction also receive the payouts.
I'm so glad that they are looked after so well after such sterling work on behalf of their constituents. Why should those who have done so much for us citizens be forced to receive the minimum redundancy package that millions of private sector workers have no choice but to take?
It gladdens my heart so.