Today's news shocker was the splash in the Daily Mail that MPs would be allowed to claim expenses for a staff Christmas party. Let me be clear I do not support this crazy policy. I share the dismay of many colleagues and constituents that this is allowed.
I am unaware of any MPs requesting this measure from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. It is not something I support or will be claiming. My team works incredibly hard but doesn’t require a taxpayer-funded party.