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MPs call for '32% salary increase'


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#1 John Drake

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

MPs call for '32% salary increase'... in the same week they voted through a 1% cap on benefits for the poor.

What planet do these people inhabit?

http://www.bbc.co.uk...litics-20978487

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#2 RidingPie

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Lets be honest. If we all voted on our salaries we'd always vote for a pay rise as well. In this instance it is in severely bad taste with what they are enforcing on the rest of us.

#3 gazza77

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

I'll happily accept a 32% increase. :D

Oh wait, they mean for themselves. :o :rolleyes:

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#4 Johnoco

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Like many industries, they should really face the prospect of a pay cut. Many people in my industry (and others) have had to face this reality, why should these tosspots not face the same? Especially given their performance? Isn't it meant to be a fairly vocational job? Combined with their expenses, they are still on a good screw. They make me puke.

#5 JohnM

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

Not just a pay cut but complete compliance with the Inland Revenue rules on "wholly and exclusively" I STILL think they don'y get it on expenses. I have great admiration for what most MPs in all parties do for their constituents, for the various Parliamentary committees and so on. The majority of them though, especially those on the Tory extreme right and Labour extreme left can be arses of the highest order.

Edited by JohnM, 11 January 2013 - 12:08 PM.


#6 Red Willow

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

Link the wages of MPs to those of non senior civil servants. They won't want to give the civil servants huge pay rises like the tempation for NHS or Teachers so this will control MPs wages to inflation or less.

#7 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Where will the additional £13.3 million per annum come from?

#8 Saint Billinge

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

MPs call for '32% salary increase'... in the same week they voted through a 1% cap on benefits for the poor.

What planet do these people inhabit?

http://www.bbc.co.uk...litics-20978487


Life on Mars! :rolleyes:

Fanciful dreaming. What is rich is that they think they are hard done by.

#9 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

They were asked in a survey, which isn't quite the same as 'they have asked for an increase'.

In 2012 they voted for a pay freeze for this year. (3 years of 0% so far I think).
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#10 gingerjon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

They were asked in a survey, which isn't quite the same as 'they have asked for an increase'.

In 2012 they voted for a pay freeze for this year. (3 years of 0% so far I think).


Quite - in an anonymous survey they were asked what they thought would be a reasonable amount to be paid.

I doubt many people believe they are overpaid for the services they provide.
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#11 Shadow

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

They were asked in a survey, which isn't quite the same as 'they have asked for an increase'.

In 2012 they voted for a pay freeze for this year. (3 years of 0% so far I think).

Don't you come on here with facts when there's pitchforks and flaming torches being broken out :D
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#12 Futtocks

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:28 PM

See? We are all in this together.

And doesn't he look miserable? :D

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#13 Griff9of13

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Not just a pay cut but complete compliance with the Inland Revenue rules on "wholly and exclusively" I STILL think they don'y get it on expenses. I have great admiration for what most MPs in all parties do for their constituents, for the various Parliamentary committees and so on. The majority of them though, especially those on the Tory extreme right and Labour extreme left can be arses of the highest order.

+1

I think we've always been in agreement on this one John, there is a perfectly good expenses policy outlined by HMRC, if it's good enough for us plebs in aught to be good enough for them. It would save an absolute fortune in both payout and administration cost.
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#14 Griff9of13

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

An excellent response from Fleet Street Fox
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#15 getdownmonkeyman

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

An excellent response from Fleet Street Fox


I think it is fair to say that response reflect the majority's opinion.