Targets to your front. BBC News - Payout of Â£845,179 for 22 ex-AMs who quit or lost seats In your own time, go on. Apparently, "Former Lib Dem AM Mr Bates received £43,813 when he stood down. In December 2010 he was fined after being convicted of attacking paramedics who came to his aid when he drunkenly fell down stairs at a Cardiff restaurant". One ex-Welsh Assembly member is quoted as saying "I think it's getting very much more difficult to attract the right calibre of people into politics because, obviously quite rightly, everything is known about an assembly member, including the colour of their underwear, and you have to be a certain type of person to be able to put up with all of this. "Everybody needs to know taxpayers money is being well spent". Is this some Friday 13th wah?