It has been reported by the Sunday Times that the House of Commons commission, chaired by the John Bercow, is looking at the options for the refurbishment of the houses of parliament in London, which could begin in 2015. This may involve evacuating the Houses of Commons and Lords, and building replica chambers while the work is ongoing.
The work has been estimated to cost around £3 billion.
But it has been suggested that work has to go on around the MPs and lords the bill could be nearer £10 billion. Lord only knows why.
This much, however, I do know. As a broke state the UK simply cannot afford to spend that kind of money doing up one building to house around 1,500 law makers and their staff.
Why can't they move to somewhere cheaper if Westminster is in such a terrible state? They are, after all, only ordinary people, elected from amongst their equals to represent them.
Hopefully we will be gone by the time this idiotic expense comes along.