Chancellor announces extra cold weather payments for MPs’ horses at risk of cold

Posted: November 11, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne this week set out an increased range of financial support and help from the Government to help Tory MPs keep their horses warm, healthy and safe throughout the winter.

It is estimated that there are about twelve stables belonging to Conservative Members of Parliament without proper insulation and as many as 20 horses belonging to Tory MPs that are having to live without any form of central heating during the winter.

Meeting with backbench and other Conservative MPs in Westminster today, Mr Osborne described the situation of Tory MPs’ horses at risk of going cold as ‘scandalous’:

It is scandalous that in a modern, wealthy country like the UK, so many of my colleagues’ horses are at risk of getting cold this winter. That is why we will now be doing more than ever before to help ourselves to huge amounts of…

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