Most expensive MP?

#1
Step forward an ex Army man:

Most expensive MP

Eric Joyce (Labour, Falkirk) £187,334 in total.

Travel, £40,637, including £21,459 for air travel.
 
#4
muhandis89 said:
Step forward an ex Army man:

Most expensive MP

Eric Joyce (Labour, Falkirk) £187,334 in total.
Labour + sweaty sock = ripping off the UK tax payer. Does that ring a bell?

GBTD
 
#6
His wikipedia entry makes interesting reading. It appears he called the Army "racist and snobbish" amongst other things and may have been given a safe seat.
 
#7
Maybe if we stopped the Northern MPs using the English parliament he would not have to travel so much…..






Fuse lit, stand back !!!
 
#9
mediumwhiteamericano said:
Am I right in my belief that 600 odd people have claimed over £93M in expenses????

How on earth can that be????

And people say African politics is out of control.

Yes but £93m is not much these days :wink:
And they have not 'broken' the rules :x
 
#10
Its ONLY £155,000 each, whats the problem.

Sorry, £144,000, silly me.
 
#12
mediumwhiteamericano said:
Am I right in my belief that 600 odd people have claimed over £93M in expenses????
Sort of.

You need to add in other costs like the subsidised bars and restaurants, free office space (despite their generous office costs allowance), fact finding missions to Hawaii, 300 quid a roll wallpaper, Gorbals Mick's wife's taxi bills etc, etc.

The total cost then comes to a little over half a billion quid a year. Or nearly a million pounds a year per MP. Pretty expensive for people whose role is to read their (taxpayer funded) Blackberry each morning to find out how their party whips want them to vote.
 
#14
muhandis89 said:
Step forward an ex Army man:

Most expensive MP

Eric Joyce (Labour, Falkirk) £187,334 in total.

Travel, £40,637, including £21,459 for air travel.
I think that is quite fair. It's a fecking long drive from Falkirk to Westminster. I think you'll find air travel is cheaper than the train. He also has a good attendance record.

That's the problem with this expenses row. The fraudulent activities of Smith, McNulty etc. could feck it up for MPs in Scotland and Ulster who have high legitimate expenses.
 
#15
I'd recommend a cheaper, swifter form of air travel, involving the top of a tall building and a concrete floor. It's environmentally friendly and each journey takes about 5 seconds. All 650 mps could be processed in a morning's work.
 
#17
sandy_boots said:
muhandis89 said:
Step forward an ex Army man:

Most expensive MP

Eric Joyce (Labour, Falkirk) £187,334 in total.

Travel, £40,637, including £21,459 for air travel.
I think that is quite fair. It's a fecking long drive from Falkirk to Westminster. I think you'll find air travel is cheaper than the train. He also has a good attendance record.

That's the problem with this expenses row. The fraudulent activities of Smith, McNulty etc. could feck it up for MPs in Scotland and Ulster who have high legitimate expenses.
Good value if he does not claim for a second home. If he does then there is no need for a high air travel expense.
 

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#18
bobthedog said:
If Scotland has its own Parliament, why do we need MP's from there???
Surely we could make a massive saving by abolishing Scottish MP's!
I think that's what the SNP is campaigning for.

Surely the most expensive MP is Brown. He is in danger of costing us our country and its economy.

As for the rest - actually they are not that expensive to run. If you want good politicians you have to pay for them. If you try to do it on the cheap you will end up with the kind of second raters we have.
 

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#19
BuggerAll said:
bobthedog said:
If Scotland has its own Parliament, why do we need MP's from there???
Surely we could make a massive saving by abolishing Scottish MP's!
I think that's what the SNP is campaigning for.

Surely the most expensive MP is Brown. He is in danger of costing us our country and its economy.

As for the rest - actually they are not that expensive to run. If you want good politicians you have to pay for them. If you try to do it on the cheap you will end up with the kind of second raters we have.
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If we don’t pay a good salary the only MPs we will attach are ones that are already multi millionaires and have very hidden agendas. This will effectively put us back in the 17th and 18th century where only the gentry/clergy were MPs.

The issue is the processes are cloak and dagger; open up the process and place everything in the open.

P_P
 
#20
BuggerAll said:
bobthedog said:
If Scotland has its own Parliament, why do we need MP's from there???
Surely we could make a massive saving by abolishing Scottish MP's!
I think that's what the SNP is campaigning for.

Surely the most expensive MP is Brown. He is in danger of costing us our country and its economy.

As for the rest - actually they are not that expensive to run. If you want good politicians you have to pay for them. If you try to do it on the cheap you will end up with the kind of second raters we have.
BA are you an MP by any chance?

You want to INCREASE their pay........I dont think we are doing it on the cheap, as has been stated somewhere else on arrse, they are paid at or above the going rate for western countries. More pay will attract even more greedy MotherFu%&ers.
 

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