According to some notes smuggled out the Parliament's Bureau meeting last night the Parliament has realised they have given themselves more work to do due the Lisbon Treaty. More power, more work, more staff more cash. Your cash
"Adjustment to Parliament's 2010 budget following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
The Bureau of the EP has decided the reinforcement of the committee's secretariats by the creation of 75 additional posts; an extra 75 temporary posts for the political groups and the reinforcement of personal assistance to members of an additional 1.500 € per month per Member".
That's about £1350 per MEP pwer month.