James Forsyth James Forsyth

Navigation errors

Oh come on! Paul Waugh, whose blog is normally excellent, is fuming about the Tory MP for Clwyd West claiming for a sat-nav. He asks:

“…does any self-respecting MP really need a satnav to find their way around their constituency? Isn’t it an admission that they are a bit disconnected from their voters?”

This is just silly. I’m sure Paul Waugh knows London very well, but I’d be shocked if he knew where every street was.

More reasonably, Waugh asks whether it is reasonable to charge the cost of the sat-nav to the taxpayer. I think it is on the grounds that if any company required one of its employees to do a lot of driving to varied locations it would not be considered unreasonable for them to claim for a sat-nav.

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