Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lets burn some carbon! And don't forget room service!

You'd think that if you wanted Foreign travel the best place to work would be the Foreign Office, but actually, being in David Miliband's DEFRA isn't too bad.

David "I love the planet" Miliband managed to spend just under £2.6m on foreign air travel last year. He also racked up just over a million on foreign rail travel, and spent just shy of £800K on foreign hotels.

Now perhaps I'm being mean but £2.6m seems an awfully excessive amount of air travel spend for the Secretary of the State for the Environment at a time when he says we're all doomed and must change our environmentally unfriendly ways.

On the other, what is effectively £2000 per day on foreign accommodation must buy a hell of the lot of room service and *cough* movies.


Anonymous said...

Just another example of the NuLabor twats taking us to the cleaners.

Anonymous said...

Presumably if this is for his travel it is also for his entourage, including security.

The issue though is why does he need to travel so much by air if he is trying to save the planet.

The Hitch said...

Ive never seen a person eat an ice in that fashion , no doubt he is thinking of something else.

Anonymous said...

How about calculating an MPs average speed over his term and put it in a league table.Millivolts must be near 100mph.

Curly said...

When it comes to transport young Mr. Potter is not tbe believed, as is revealed in Curly's Corner Shop (his constituency nemesis.)