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Made my evening

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Made my evening

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7981884/Beer-prices-on-the-rise-for-MPs.html
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Beer prices on the rise for MPs
Members returning to the House of Commons tomorrow will be greeted with large increases in the prices of their taxpayer-subsidised food and drink
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The move has been greeted with dismay by MPs. One senior Labour MP, who did not wish to be named, said: "It's scandalous.
"I'm stuck in London doing a public service job and now they want to raise the price of my well-deserved pint by almost 50 per cent." .

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Re: Made my evening

Ah! shame..."diddum's"
Welcome to the real world...or partially at least!!
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Re: Made my evening

Let them get used to it. Why should we pay for their beer Wink
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Re: Made my evening

Oh, what a shame.
Anyhow, they should not have beer etc as it will flaw their already warped judgement even more!
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They don't seem to be getting much sympathy round here.......I wonder why Undecided
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No! I've reflected on my previous derisory comment...
I think MP's should get reduced cost booze, even free perhaps! cost effective duck houses (see another thread) and unlimited expenses.
After all, look what they've done for the flagging newspaper industry and boring TV news. probably keeping a lot of cub-reporters and junior anchor persons employed.
That should be applauded. 
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flagging newspaper industry

I blame the ban on fish and chips wrapped in newspaper for that Angry
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I liked my fish and chips wrapped in newspaper and I always asked for scraps as well Cool
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Ahhhhh....scraps. Now they are worth going off topic for Cool
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Re: Made my evening

yes, I used like my fish and chips in old newspapers - you could read and eat!
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Re: Made my evening

in 1950s  glasgow  tenements  outside toilet shared by 30 , people wiped their bums with chippy newspapers
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In my working days I used to stay in a very posh hotel in Manilla (it might have been the Mandarin but I am not sure) where you could order fish and chips with vinegar by the pool in specially printer newspaper.
Mind you in the bar there were posters all round the wall advertising circus's and theatres in Harlepool  Shocked