Monday, 28 December 2009

The nineteen days of Christmas

Do you get the impression that Christmas is over? Well it is the 28th of December. In fact the twelve days of Christmas are from the 25th December till the 5th January but you can't help feeling it is over, especially if you have managed to finish your turkey. Some people have to work over the Christmas period, some only get the statutory days. You may be lucky enough to get a couple of weeks holiday around Christmas and New Year, but whether you believe in the religious aspects of Christmas or not, it is a good time to enjoy a break in winter.

If you are an MP this year you get nineteen days of Christmas. Many would argue that MPs don't get a break at all as they have so much work in their constituencies. I guess some will work extremely hard but it is a bit like MPs' expenses used to be - we just don't know how hard they work. What we do know is that they have a recess from Westminster and it lasts much longer than the break that almost everyone else gets. They also return on the 5th January so I suppose it really isn't a Christmas break.

Let's say for the sake of argument that our MPs do work hard, but shouldn't they be working hard on a more regular basis at Westminster?

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