Thanks to ‘Poor Dear’ on the dazzlingly revamped Bristol Indymedia for this one.
You see, the former corporate accountant has to struggle by on just £61,000 a year. Although this is topped up with expenses of just £18,000 a year to keep him in style when in London and another further £250 a week cash to buy his lunch so that mummy doesn’t have to make his sandwiches when she packs him off to parliament every morning.
“For weeks I’ve been irritated by newspaper headlines about MPs’ “snouts in the trough” or “‘gravy trains,'” he huffs to his readers just as the press reveal that many MPs do indeed have their snouts, their wives’ snouts, their kids’ snouts and, er, their mistresses snouts in a particularly expansive and unaccountable parliamentary trough.
Not a big enough trough for Williams’ snout though. He whines: “For the first time in my career it looked as though I was going to be able to vote on whether I got a particular percentage pay rise.”
As if it’s perfectly normal for public sector employees to choose how much of a pay rise they get. Does Williams live in the real world?