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MPs pay rise

On 26 Nov 2013 at 11:34pm Belladonna wrote:
What's the betting David (we're all in this together) Cameron approves the 11 PC pay rise for MPs and our dear local MP Norman Baker accepts it ? Whilst other public servants who have been given (independently recommended) pay rises have seen them unilaterally frozen or cut.
It would almost be bearable if the MPs were on below average salaries, but they earn approximately three times the average national wage already.
On 27 Nov 2013 at 7:51am Humbert wrote:
Pay should be based on a few factors: average earnings in the area that the MP represents (to make it a fair living wage that isn't disproportionate to their community), and satisfaction with what they have achieved voted for by constituents. That will never happen because having performance related pay would terrify MPs, when as things stand for a lot of them because of our electoral system there is little prospect of them ever being held to account in an election.
On 27 Nov 2013 at 10:54am Clifford wrote:
MPs' pay was once linked to that of a particular civil service grade. I don't see what's wrong with that and can't understand why the practice was ever dropped.
On 27 Nov 2013 at 11:07am PLUMPTON LAD wrote:
I hope there is no increase but one thing people forget is the first act of the coalition government was to agree a 10% CUT in pay for all government ministers.
But of course that is good news and of no interest to those people who like to come on this forum to have a good old moan.
On 27 Nov 2013 at 4:36pm Fed up with 'em all wrote:
P L _ tht's a start, but what about all the other chinless wonders and "self serving" spineless idiots that attend Westminster as elected MPs, but who are not serving Government Ministers?
How about MP's earning a statutory fixed-multiple of the National "Mode" wage. That way, if they want to earn more themselves they'd then have to do more to ensure the economy was doing well.
On 27 Nov 2013 at 11:15pm Me Too wrote:
Frankly, along with their ramped up programme of impoverishing the lower and middle classes whilst tightening the grip held by the extraordinarily wealthy on the countryís power and money, Iím often amazed that this sort of v-sign flicking doesnít goad the entire country into storming Westminster and summarily executing these parasites.

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