Two MPs are in the lunch queue and discussing what meal they are going to have:
“I’m going all out today,” says the first one, “a 5 course lunch with a couple of bottles of wine – it costs 250 but it’s OK because I can claim it on expenses and the taxpayers will get stuck with the bill! Will you be having the same?”
The second MP laughs and says, “No, just a fruit salad for me today,” as he reaches for a tub of fruit.
The first MP is baffled and exclaims, “But you can have as much as you like and you don’t have to pay a penny! Just put it on your credit card and submit your receipt with the expense claim and you’ll be reimbursed in full!”
“Ah, you misunderstand me,” replies the second one. “I’m going to itemise my fruit salad as 3 apples and 2 blackberries,” he continues, reaching into a Carphone Warehouse bag for the receipts….