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Lords guzzle champagne while hundreds of thousands are forced to turn to foodbanks 30 Dec 2018 09:12 #12474

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Unelected Lords guzzle champagne while hundreds of thousands are forced to turn to foodbanks

House of Lords bars and restaurants sold hundreds of bottles of expensive champagne in 2017/18, while welfare cuts see thousands turn to foodbanks.

Welfare Weekly By Welfare Weekly December 27, 2018 6:28 am

Unelected Lords drank hundreds of bottles of champagne over the last year – at a time when foodbank demand is rising.

Figures revealed under Freedom of Information show that bars and restaurants in the House of Lords sold 369 bottles of own-label champagne in 2017/18, with the luxury alcohol selling for £43 a bottle.

The House of Lords also sold 292 bottles of prosecco and 25 bottles of rose champagne.

Lords are entitled to £300 allowance for each day they turn up at Westminster.
According to the FOI:

The total number of bottles of House of Lords Champagne NV purchased in the House of Lords in 2017/18 was 369.

The total number of bottles of House of Lords Rose Champagne purchased in the House of Lords in 2017/18 was 25.

The total number of bottles of House of Lords Prosecco purchased in the House of Lords in 2017/18 was 292.

Commenting, SNP MSP Bill Kidd said: “The House of Lords is a democratic disgrace – with party donors and cronies given a say on our laws without the chance for voters to kick them out.

“It’ll stick in the craw of voters to hear that these unelected Lords are guzzling champagne and prosecco while others are struggling.

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Lords guzzle champagne while hundreds of thousands are forced to turn to foodbanks 30 Dec 2018 23:11 #12493

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"Lords are entitled to £300 allowance for each day they turn up at Westminster." A bloody disgrace when most dont even earn that in a week and they turn up for a daily sup up. :whistle:
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Lords guzzle champagne while hundreds of thousands are forced to turn to foodbanks 31 Dec 2018 00:17 #12497

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I hope they are closely monitored for responsible drinking and stay within official guidelines of how many points they tell everybody else it is safe to drink per day/week.

As for SNP it is one area they should put a sock in it over having banged on about increasing the cost of alcohol for so long - hitting the poor more directly - when do we get a say on that in this fantasy called democracy?
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