Friday 2 July 2004

Another Holyrood money row

This time it's over plans to charge a fee for conducted tours of our new parliament building. Yes we've paid (and how!) for the construction but it does seem reasonable to recoup the additional cost of providing the guides. Needless to say there's no danger of the taxpayer recovering any of the overspend on the building:
A parliament spokesperson said: "The parliament is procuring an expert guided-tour service. These charges have been set on a break-even, non-profit basis."
Well that's OK then. Making a profit would never do, would it? We can't have politicians being corrupted by trade, can we?

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