It’s possible to share the underlying outrage informing Owen Jones’ insistence here. Why should the ruling classes gain access to pots of our money for doing nothing? Members of Parliament are there to support our governmental system. There are things they should be doing, holding the executive to account, all those sorts of good things. So, the idea that they can just swan off and change nappies for 6 months while still getting paid by us is indeed an outrage:
Imagine this for a gig.