MEMBERS of Parliament will receive their salaries in food vouchers to prevent them wasting money on alcohol and duck houses.
The radical reform of political benefits is designed to stop vulnerable MPs putting vintage port and quasi-medieval home adornments before everyday family needs.
Tory backbencher Denys Finch Hatton reacted angrily: “When you're struggling to get by on £66,000, several company directorships and a column in The Spectator, you deserve daily lunchtime grog sessions.
“And if I want to build an ornate Gothic folly in my back garden, that’s my business. Personally I see it as a priority.
“I shall be taking my case to the European Court of Human Rights, which I have suddenly decided is not a load of raving pinko toss.”