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MPs sign sponsorship deals to boost income

As part of efforts by MPs to find legitimate new ways to supplement their annual salary it was announced that the showcase Prime Minister’s Questions sessions would feature sponsorship. From July, MPs from both sides of the house will be entitled to ask questions such as ‘Is the Prime Minister aware of the urgency of getting down to DFS before 4pm Sunday to catch the end of its half-price sale?’

The move has not been entirely welcomed however, with William Hague reportedly wary of plans for the Tory front bench to wear the names of key sponsors on baseball caps, and an angry voter confronted Gordon Brown, asking how he can sleep at night. A Number 10 spokesman insisted PM had no trouble at all, ‘thanks to the good people at Dreams’.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2009 by Jay Gee

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