It’s very rare, viewers, that we get so angry in the course of writing a post that we have to stop. But when we ran a picture last night of Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP, opening a foodbank with a cretinous smile on his face as if being a member of the government of a modern industrial nation in need of foodbanks was something to be happy about, a reader suggested making a gallery of similar images.
This is as many as we could bear.
Above: Johann Lamont (Labour) in Aberdeen.
And the aforementioned Danny Alexander (Lib Dem) in Inverness.
Michael Connarty (left) and Graeme Morrice (right, both Labour) in West Lothian.
Alex Fergusson (Conservative) in Castle Douglas.
Hugh Bayley (Labour) in York.
Andrew Selous (Conservative) in Dunstable.
Iain Wright (Labour) in Hartlepool.
Stewart Jackson (Conservative) in Peterborough.
Alex Cunningham (Labour) in Billingham.
Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) in Richmond.
Douglas Alexander (Labour) in Renfrewshire.
Dorothy Thornhill (Liberal Democrat, Mayor) in Watford.
Nick Smith (Labour) in Brynmawr.
Paul Uppal (Conservative) in Wolverhampton.
Frank Roy (Labour) in Wishaw.
Simon Wright (Liberal Democrat) in Norwich. He’s the one on the right.
Gordon Brown (Labour) in Kirkcaldy.
Andrew Bridgen (Conservative) in Coalville.
MPs are currently paid £65,000 a year plus tens of thousands more in expenses, including substantial food allowances. They’re about to accept a pay rise of around another £9,000. We’re going to be generous and assume the reason most of them look so damn pleased with themselves in these pictures, when they should be begging for forgiveness, is that they know this is the only time they’ll ever have to visit such a wretched national shame of a place.
Yeah, we’re getting the best of both worlds alright. We’re definitely better together.