Just when I thought my contempt for these creatures could get no worse, I read this: MPs vote for £10,000 web funding Members of Parliament have voted to give themselves £10,000 each a year to spend on things like websites to boost "public understanding" of Parliament. The new allowance comes on top of the £20,000 office running costs allowance and £7,000 for pre-paid envelopes Later in the report: The 2005/06 payments - about £131,000 per MP - come on top of a basic salary of about £60,000 and a pension. This gives them, before any increase for inflation (And I wonder what % increase they gave themselves?) over £200,000 each. Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6502331.stm My problem is obviously that I do not have sufficient "understanding" of the great job they do. This allowance will obviously help cure me of this thoughtcrime. Trebles all round in Westminster!!