Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds quits his post because expenses are too low.
|Mark Simmonds MP with wife Lizibeth|
An incredible whinge from a man who finds it difficult to exist on a salary of £137,500 per year, plus expenses for wife, 2nd home in London, subsidised food and drink in the Commons, secretarial and office equipment expenses and anything else he can add to his expenses claim form.
At least that is one nose out of the trough as he is standing down.
The bad news is that another nose will replace him.
£13,005.38 office costs
£5,910.00 staffing expenses
£25,000 employing his wife Lizbeth as his office manager
(with acknowledgement to Guido Fawkes' Blog)