We live in difficult times. Often it is hard to make ends meet, so I don’t begrudge someone making a few quid on the side, normally.
But the sight of ex-Prime Ministers, who are already on a tidy pension, getting their noses in the trough is a little annoying.
Margaret Thatcher despite her supposed free market principles is happy to take taxpayers money, when she can, BBC News reports:
“Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has claimed £535,000 of taxpayers’ money over the last five years, government records have shown.
Baroness Thatcher, 86, who makes rare public appearances and suffers poor health, was paid from the public duties cost allowance available to ex-PMs.”
That’s on top of her cosy government pension, investments and allowances as a Peer.
I am almost lost for words.