Anorak News | Bid For Peter Viggers’ Duck House Second Home

Bid For Peter Viggers’ Duck House Second Home

by | 10th, June 2009

duck-houseTORY MP for Gosport Sir Peter Viggers, 71, is selling his duck house for charity. Mr Viggers will from now on put his guests up in a caravan or ‘otel.

This is the duck house he paid for, after a request for us to pay for it failed -Vickers claimed £1,645 on expenses for the5 ft Stockholm duck house. Now you can own it.

And it carries come cultural cache. Before the duck house, Mr Vickers was just another androgynous suit with a flapping maw whose name was known to his fellow androgynous grey suits with flapping maws. Now we all know his name and wish we’d never heard of him nor any of them.

Sadly, other items on the MPs’ expenses lists are not up for sale, but if they were what would you bid for:

John Greenaway – box of matches (59p)
Michael Gove – Mugs from Tate Modern (£20)
John Reid – Ice cube tray (£1.50)
John Prescott – Toilet seat (package £112.52)
Alan Duncan – Overhaul of ride-on lawnmower (£598)
Margaret Beckett – Hanging baskets (£600)
Cheryl Gillan – Dog food (£4.47)
Hazel Blears – KitKat (£2.50, from the minibar at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel)

Big now and bid often…

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