A few stories of where that big pot of cash goes....... From the Beeb http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7062525.stm MPs totted up £87.6m in expenses in the last financial year - a "like for like" rise of about 5% on the previous year, according to House of Commons figures. The figures average out at about £135,600 an MP, on top of their basic salary of £59,686 and pension. Labour minister Shahid Malik claimed the most at £185,421. Tory MP Philip Hollobone claimed the least - £44,551 Same story but different numbers in the wail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=489791&in_page_id=1770 Also from the Wail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=489833&in_page_id=1770 Muslim inmates who were allegedly offered ham sandwiches during the holy season of Ramadan are suing for compensation. The incident is purported to have taken place at maximum security Leeds prison, where more than 200 Muslims are being held. The mix-up was said to have happened after prisoners were given their special nightly menus and they saw that one of the options was a 'boiled ham sandwich'. Any variant of pork is strictly forbidden according to Muslim teachings. and so the waste goes on mean while, how are you all enjoying your high quality accomodation???