Brown set to oppose MP pay rise

#1
MPs wanting bloody more money!!!!!!
Gordon Brown has urged restraint over public sector pay
Prime Minister Gordon Brown will oppose an above inflation pay rise for MPs, according to Downing Street sources.
Reports suggest the Senior Salaries Review body has recommended a rise of nearly 1% above inflation.

Mr Brown is said to oppose this, but some MPs say their pay has fallen behind. MPs will have the final say in the Commons.

Glyn Travis, of the Prison Officers Association, said such a pay rise would be outrageous.

He told BBC Radio Four's The World at One: "Public sector workers pay has fallen behind since 2001, way before MPs have alleged that their pay had fallen behind similar workers.

"What the MPs need to do is look at the public sector workforce and see what sort of pay they're getting for the jobs they do."

The prime minister has urged pay restraint across the public sector.

The last thing the prime minister wants is for MPs to be seen awarding themselves an over-generous rise

Reeta Chakrabarti
BBC Political Correspondent

The findings of the Senior Salaries Review Body, the independent body which makes pay recommendations for MPs, have not yet been made public.

However, leaked reports suggesting a 2.8% increase in April, and further increases amounting to nearly 10% over three years, were described as "broadly accurate" by a Downing Street source.

The source went on to say that Gordon Brown would oppose such a rise - although the ultimate say goes to MPs.

They will have a free vote in the Commons on the issue.

But Labour backbencher John Spellar suggested MPs were more deserving of the recommendation.

He told the BBC MPs pay had fallen behind equivalent earnings and also inflation in recent years.

And Stephen Pound, Labour MP for Ealing North, said MPs deserved the award.

In the trough?

"I would like there to be just some fairness and some sort of reasonable attitude instead of everybody coming out of the woodwork and saying, if MPs want to have a two-and-a-half per cent, they've got their snouts in the trough," he said.

Mr Pound went on: "I've never ever, in the time I've been an MP, done less than a 14-hour day. I think we work pretty damn hard for what we get."

BBC Political Correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti outlined Mr Brown's stance, as well as the likely reasons behind his position.

Our correspondent said: "With the police up in arms over their 1.9% pay deal, the last thing the prime minister wants is for MPs to be seen awarding themselves an over-generous rise."

She added that, according to Downing Street sources, Mr Brown is "opposed to this - MPs have to set an example and they have to live in the real world."
So not happy with getting lots from us poor taxpayers, out Lords & masters want more......about 10% more over 3 years!!!!!!
 
#5
socialdespatch said:
I'd let them have 2.5%.

Staged, over the next couple of years to result in 1.9% like mine is.

Bloody hypocrites.

SD
With this shower of SH1T, it has always been do as I say and not as I do!

What actually do they do for their money? :x
 
#7
I think we are going to have to invent a new swear-word just for Politicians.

Even CNUT does'nt do them "justice". :x
 
#8
If this goes through, this could be another Winter of Discontent.
 
#9
eveyoz said:
If they don't like it they can leave, there will always be another self serving tw*t ready to take their place. F*ck em.
And there are more than 30 applicants (one of them is known as "Sven") for every place....

Litotes
 
#10
Litotes said:
eveyoz said:
If they don't like it they can leave, there will always be another self serving tw*t ready to take their place. F*ck em.
And there are more than 30 applicants (one of them is known as "Sven") for every place....

Litotes
:D PMSL oh but true.
 
#11
dui-lai said:
MPs wanting bloody more money!!!!!!
Gordon Brown has urged restraint over public sector pay
Prime Minister Gordon Brown will oppose an above inflation pay rise for MPs, according to Downing Street sources.
Reports suggest the Senior Salaries Review body has recommended a rise of nearly 1% above inflation.

Mr Brown is said to oppose this, but some MPs say their pay has fallen behind. MPs will have the final say in the Commons.......
So not happy with getting lots from us poor taxpayers, out Lords & masters want more......about 10% more over 3 years!!!!!!
(My bold)


Yet more spin from the 'Dysfunctional One'. Brown can easily oppose the forthcoming MP's pay rise, thereby distancing himself from the issue quite safe in the knowledge he's going to get it anyway...

By cleverly putting it to the house for a 'free vote' he knows there is just too many backbenchers eager to vote for it for the matter to fail. Funny enough, a lot of the supporters are labours own backbenchers, who having seen the writing on the wall and their future redundancy are busy lining their pockets and increasing the future pension payout while they can before they get kicked out of their seats in the next election.

Comparing this lot to 'Pigs with their nose's in the trough' really is an insult to perfectly good pigs....
 
#12
I say give the MPs their pay rise in full.

Then I would STOP them from receiving ALL their outside freebies,lobbying fees,directorships,etc,etc.

Then I would make EVERY PENNY of their expenses payable upon production of a receipt,and this would then be checked by auditors before payment is approved.

Should stop the b*tch lairbore MP who is claiming she drives 240,000 miles each year.
 
#13
I've said it before and I'll say it again,
"ALL politicians are greedy lying scum"
I believe that only since 1911 have they been paid not that I recall any history book saying that before that time there were empty seats in parliament.

Bring back capital punishment for any mp who tells lies in or out of parliament. Actually just excecute all mps, lets face it they are on holiday for most of the year, and the country seems to run alright.
 
#14
Le_addeur_noir said:
I say give the MPs their pay rise in full.

Then I would STOP them from receiving ALL their outside freebies,lobbying fees,directorships,etc,etc.

Then I would make EVERY PENNY of their expenses payable upon production of a receipt,and this would then be checked by auditors before payment is approved.

Should stop the b*tch lairbore MP who is claiming she drives 240,000 miles each year.
That would be unworkable. They should get a card entitling them to travel free on public transport. This way, the lazy whinging layabouts will have no excuse.
 

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