MPs vote for an extra £10,000 allowance

#1
"MP's have voted to give themselves £10,000 each a year to spend on websites to boost "public understanding" of Parliament"
Is this really a good example for MP's to set and a good use of our money.All it will be for is shameless self promotion and saying how hard they allegedly work!
Pathetic,self serving w*****s.
 
#4
Indeed. A decent CMS system would come in way under that without the politicians having to hire expensive we design companies to do it for them. A typical example of govt IT knowledge being limited and over priced.
 
#5
hmmmmmmmmm anyone got the address for the LEAN teams doing the rounds. Think I have a wonderful place for them to go and poke holes in chests "sayig exactly what the feck do you do then" :wink:
 
#6
It seems everyone is expected to make allowances.
 

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#7
commander-adama said:
"MP's have voted to give themselves �10,000 each a year to spend on websites to boost "public understanding" of Parliament"
Is this really a good example for MP's to set and a good use of our money.All it will be for is shameless self promotion and saying how hard they allegedly work!
Pathetic,self serving w*****s.
On the day they tell the public sector to expect below inflation pay rise. Why are all our MP's such greedy little bastards.
 
#8
I tried posting this yesterday but after 3 failures gave up.

Apparently Jack Straw declared that an extra £10,000 per MP should be given to enable them to communicate with their constituents more effectively. He felt it was value for money.

Critics however, stated that it meant MPs would probably use the money for their respective party's message thus cutting the cost of their bills. It also give them a couple of years to hammer us before the next election.

Total cost to the taxpayer will be £4.5 million.

With cuts everywhere and HMG saying we should tighten our belts I think this is taking the p###.
 
#9
intli said:
I tried posting this yesterday but after 3 failures gave up.

Apparently Jack Straw declared that an extra £10,000 per MP should be given to enable them to communicate with their constituents more effectively. He felt it was value for money.

Critics however, stated that it meant MPs would probably use the money for their respective party's message thus cutting the cost of their bills. It also give them a couple of years to hammer us before the next election.

Total cost to the taxpayer will be £4.5 million.

With cuts everywhere and HMG saying we should tighten our belts I think this is taking the p###.

The government takin the pi55. They have been doing it for over 10 years. Why would you expect them to change now?
 
#10
Why do they ALL need it? Surely a single department or web designer can deal with this. Why does every MP need to do seperately unless it is for party propaganda?
 
#11
Tazzers said:
Why do they ALL need it? Surely a single department or web designer can deal with this. Why does every MP need to do seperately unless it is for party propaganda?
Maybe some of them can't operate a computer? Also, if they are given 10 grand apiece it will disappear into their own expense accounts - than you very much!
 
#13
commander-adama said:
"MP's have voted to give themselves ?10,000 each a year to spend on websites to boost "public understanding" of Parliament"
Is this really a good example for MP's to set and a good use of our money.All it will be for is shameless self promotion and saying how hard they allegedly work!
Pathetic,self serving w*****s.
Presumably this means about £100 for the website and software, maybe £1000 for a dedicated PC to run it from, c.£5,000 p.a. to someone who'll run/update it, and the balance for latte, styrofoam cups etc.

W**kers.
 
#14
I have a better understanding of parliament since this Phoney Tony party were elected.They are nothing but a shower of greedy barstewards all of them.Lets get them out before we are working for nothing in order to keep this Hitlerite in power.
 
#15
I'm not surprised nor am I able to contain my anger. A letter to the local MP me thinks. Let's see what Mrs Laura Moffett has to say for herself.

I am writing to ask for an explanation into the latest increase in MPs allowances. I am struggling to understand why this increase is justified and what perceived benefit you believe that the taxpayers will gain from this extra expense.

As an ex-soldier I find it hard to believe that this self-serving Government will put public perception of its Politicians above that of the needs and requirements of its soldiers. Do you not agree that this money could be better spent supporting the serving troops in the multiple theatres of war which this Government has sought to impose its Foreign policy upon?



Eagerly awaiting her 'response'....
 
#16
Where as everyone is going on about HMG, surely all MPs regardless of political party is going to get a £10,000 allowance :frustrated:

My question to the MPs who IMHO do not need the £10,000 allowance, would they donate it (or a % at least) to a deserving charity/ good cause ie ABF or RBL, who need this sort of money.
 

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#17
Sorry Andy CC but you do realise that these MPs are so strapped for cash that they have to send their spouses into their office as they need the extra cash to keep them in the style they are becoming so accustomed to. E.g. the money stays in the family. Politicians are a bunch of money grubbing, self centered twats who, unfortunately have their hands on the purse strings.

Bring on a General Election? No, we will just end up with the same people with the same "ideals". As long as they can vote for thgeir own pay rise it will always go up. Perhaps they should only ask for yet more money at the same time as they are standing for election - no f***ing chance of that happening though. :evil:
 
#18
Auld-Yin said:
Sorry Andy CC but you do realise that these MPs are so strapped for cash that they have to send their spouses into their office as they need the extra cash to keep them in the style they are becoming so accustomed to. E.g. the money stays in the family. Politicians are a bunch of money grubbing, self centered **** who, unfortunately have their hands on the purse strings.:
The fact that they employ their spouses and children as employees to grab a few extra grand a year off US is f*****g disgraceful.
I take it this allowance will go the same way.
They're taking the p**s out of all of us,laughing all the way to the bank and to the 30 odd bars in Westminster,which incidentally won't be covered by the no smoking legislation!!!
 
#19
Why oh Why oh Why is it every time our present HMG always (no matter what party) afford themselves a nice slush fund (that what in reality it is IMO) we all (not just the Forces, but joe bloggs on the street) have a monk on about these pay rises, as every time we all get shafted in one way or another.

Any one thought of becoming an MP in the near future who will insist on ensuring a fair deal for all and not just the MPs wallets :fish:
 
#20
vandyke said:
I run 3 websites and it costs me £50 a year. Where does the figure of £10,000 come from?
It's value added. You've got to pay top dollar to get the best people. And if HM Government has anything at all to do with this, given its track record with large computer systems installations, NHS etc. expect the figure of 10k to rise incrementally and / or the project to run way behind schedule and ultimately go tits up costing billions, trillions or zillions to the long-suffering taxpayer.

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