SURGING NUMBER OF UNELECTED LORDS GUZZLING CHAMPAGNE
The number of unelected Lords guzzling champagne has surged over the last year – with the number of bottles sold in the taxpayer-funded upper chamber increasing by a whopping 40%.
Figures revealed under Freedom of Information laws show that bars and restaurants in the House Lords sold 520 bottles of champagne from December 2018 to October 2019, up from 369 last year – with the luxury booze selling for £43 a bottle.
Lords are entitled to £300 allowance for each day they turn up at Westminster – with recent reports revealing that Boris Johnson is plotting to put more Brexiteers and right-wing allies in the House of Lords.
SNP MP Patricia Gibson said:
“The public will be shocked that these unelected peers, defeated politicians and party donors are pocketing £300 a day - then guzzling champagne at the taxpayer’s expense.
“It seems the Lords’ would rather treat themselves by living a life most can only dream of.
“The idea of Lords – many of whom have been rejected by the electorate – spoiling themselves while poverty and food bank use continues to rise will be enough to make most voters sick.
“It’s time for this undemocratic, archaic and out-dated institution to be abolished for good.”