Today the BBC is reporting that MPs will be eligible for £10,000 each which they can spend to develop websites to boost “public understanding” of parliament – Full report.
Well listen up guys; we already do understand it and we’re not that impressed!
Search UK Google for “How parliament works” and you get about 16,200 hits. First on the list is UK Parliament – How Parliament Works and surprise, surprise it explains how the system works!
The second Google hit is an Amazon advert for a book on the subject and the third is an advert for a training course to learn all about it for £485!
A fair way down the first page, bottom in fact, is a link to one Liberal Democrat’s website – Roger Williams and there he explains things, with the aid of pictures, rather better than the first hit.
I suggest taxpayers insist all that is required is one central “portal”, well advertised and connecting to a page for each MP to blow his/her own trumpet. After all there are only 646 of them and I am sure that one 650ish page site would be a lot cheaper than a potential bill for almost £6.5 Million!
Tell you what, I’ll host it for £100,000 pounds per year!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details 😉