MPs call for huge 25% pay hike

#1
Sorry if this has been done But it's the first I've heard of this ( for a while.) It was seems that they are still trying for a pay rise 'slightly' above the rest of the public services.

May be this will get a few votes .......... Not!

Greedy MPs call for huge 25% pay hike
(What's this?) MPs are demanding a £15,000 pay rise - saying the current £62,000 a year does not reflect the importance of their job.

A committee of senior MPs, led by Speaker Michael Martin, has decided they deserve between £10,000 and £15,000 a year more.

I don't know if this is acurate but I'm suprised we haven't heard more.. :roll: Link.. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topsto...mps-call-for-huge-25-pay-hike-89520-20405782/
 
#3
Link doesn't work.
I sincerely fooking hope it isn't true. Sadly I don't have much rouble believing it.
Should sack the bloody lot of them
 
#6
I believe it - especially as it's Gorbals Mick that's suggesting it! Definately time for the revolution brothers! Time was when only gentlemen of substance - either inherited or self made - went into politcs and it was an unpaid job. Thought the idea of union support was to pay for the 'working mans representation'
These b******s have screwed us up, bled us dry in taxes and still want to kick us in the teeth.
This lot make Stallin and Chairman Mao look like bloody tooth fairies!
 
#7
Labour's John Spellar said: "MPs' pay has fallen behind, not only in terms of average earnings but even the cost of living."
You can't run your household on 62K? I notice the careful avoidance of mentioning the expenses and grants that come with the job.

If you want to see every major union in this country go on wildcat strike , this would be the way to go about it.
 
#10
They consulted outside experts on how much they should get. A source said: "All the experts agreed MPs were underpaid by between £10,000 and £15,000, so that is the amount they'll submit."
Where the f*ck did these 'experts' come from? :?

What size backhander have they taken from MP's? :?

Can they do the next AFPRB? :D
 
#11
fine they want a pay rise let them have one
but :twisted:
the public demand it be earned :twisted:
lets look at the hours and holidays surely 20 days and bank holidays would be plenty? :twisted:
performance related pay and a quarterly review of performance carried out by an independent inspection body :twisted:
saving must be made a few less welsh and Scottish mps for a starters :twisted:
a new healthy eating regime with sodhexo running the catering with an obesity and the bars closed need to set an example epidemic MP's need to take a lead suggest morning P.t. :D
maybe a corporate dress code :roll:
 
#12
REgards said:
They consulted outside experts on how much they should get. A source said: "All the experts agreed MPs were underpaid by between £10,000 and £15,000, so that is the amount they'll submit."
Where the f*ck did these 'experts' come from? :?

What size backhander have they taken from MP's? :?

Can they do the next AFPRB? :D
This is just the same story by another newspaper, dredged up two weeks ago. As I said at the time, why isn't this CROSS PARTY committee reported in Hansard? Why aren't Lib Dem members of the committee WHO ARE AGAINST SUCH A LARGE HIKE IN WAGES confirming the story and raising hell? Why are the articles (and I use it in the loosest possible terms) relying on an anonymous, unattributable source when they could be asking the committee members if it was true.

Possibly because the story is bollox?
 
#13
The really bad thing is that most of the weasles earn as much or more in expenses than they do in wages (why do you think they are fighting so hard to maintain no disclosure) So in all they are all on 100K plus and we also pay to decorate their houses. The Blairs for example were property multi millionairs while he was in office. So much for the red flag eh! In my humble opinion they are all cheating thieving tossers.
 
#15
PartTimePongo said:
Labour's John Spellar said: "MPs' pay has fallen behind, not only in terms of average earnings but even the cost of living."
You can't run your household on 62K?
The fuckwits can't run the country on the billions of pounds of tax they get, Theres no chance of them running a home with "only" 62k.
 
#16
Blogg said:
Gobmint rejected the Senior Salaries Review Body proposals. The position is as set out here:
http://www.leaderofthehouseofcommons.gov.uk/output/page2255.asp

On the other hand, is it possible that Gorbals Mick and his crew are now trying to hike the basic pay in order to limit any future "expenses" rows?

Let us not forget that there is a reason for the MP's pay versus "expenses" row:
That was dated Wednesday January 16, 2008. The Mirror link suggests this proposal has been re introduced since then ( Early May 08 )
 
#17
Adam(KOS) said:
Blogg said:
Gobmint rejected the Senior Salaries Review Body proposals. The position is as set out here:
http://www.leaderofthehouseofcommons.gov.uk/output/page2255.asp

On the other hand, is it possible that Gorbals Mick and his crew are now trying to hike the basic pay in order to limit any future "expenses" rows?

Let us not forget that there is a reason for the MP's pay versus "expenses" row:
That was dated Wednesday January 16, 2008. The Mirror link suggests this proposal has been re introduced since then ( Early May 08 )
Yes I can read. But it is still the Government position.

There may indeed be such a proposal but nobody who has half a brain would dare support such a stupid move right now or even want it debated. It will be wrapped up in some future overall review of pay and expenses
 
#18
brighton hippy said:
fine they want a pay rise let them have one
but :twisted:
the public demand it be earned :twisted:
lets look at the hours and holidays surely 20 days and bank holidays would be plenty? :twisted:
performance related pay and a quarterly review of performance carried out by an independent inspection body :twisted:
saving must be made a few less welsh and Scottish mps for a starters :twisted:
a new healthy eating regime with sodhexo running the catering with an obesity and the bars closed need to set an example epidemic MP's need to take a lead suggest morning P.t. :D
maybe a corporate dress code :roll:

ohhhh...No...Bad idea...! 10 years of this and 3,000 new crimes...! That's because they're sat in Parliament for too long! Less sitting in parliament, which also means they've got more time to have a real job and not need MP's wages and we can cut back to just expenses!
 
#19
Adam(KOS) said:
Sorry if this has been done But it's the first I've heard of this ( for a while.) It was seems that they are still trying for a pay rise 'slightly' above the rest of the public services.

May be this will get a few votes .......... Not!

Greedy MPs call for huge 25% pay hike
(What's this?) MPs are demanding a £15,000 pay rise - saying the current £62,000 a year does not reflect the importance of their job.

A committee of senior MPs, led by Speaker Michael Martin, has decided they deserve between £10,000 and £15,000 a year more.

I don't know if this is acurate but I'm suprised we haven't heard more.. :roll: Link.. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/topsto...mps-call-for-huge-25-pay-hike-89520-20405782/
saying the current £62,000 a year does not reflect the importance of their job.
I think £16,000 a year does not reflect the importance of fighting in Afghanistan and working long hours everyday! :x
 
#20
62k to scribble the odd platitude to a constituent every now and then and the ability to turn up to vote the way your party leadership wants you to without asking too many awkward questions. 3 and a half day working weeks and 3.5 months leave a year. Where do I sign up?

Let's face it, compared to members of most legislatures aorund the world, they have feck-all to do. They don't have to waste time writing legislation because they know that any bill that isn't on the government agenda will never see the light of day and the committee system is a ****ing joke as they are powerless.

The only qualifications you have to have is the ability to bullshit a political party into nominating you and then convince a bunch of people that you're not quite as bad as the other bloke. (This, of course, ignores the notion of the 'mandate' where most voters vote for the party, rather than the candidate himself.) You look at most MPs' CVs and you'd have a hard time believing that they are the paragons of leadership and competence they claim to be.

Let's face it, a labrador retriever could be taught to perform 90% of a backbencher's job in about a fortnight. All we'd have to do is give it red/blue or yellow collars as appropriate.
 

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