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:
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.
“…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?”
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.