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MPs' pay rise of 9% 'should go ahead'

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posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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First of all thats not my opinion but the opinion of the body that regulates MP wages!

MPs' pay rise of 9% 'should go ahead'


The quote that got me is:




Marcial Boo, chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa), said MPs did an important job and should not be paid a "miserly amount".


The current £67,000 is a "miserly amount" really??????

Really!

Most Brits can only dream of earning that £67,000 a year! Plus expenses!

Many Brits have not seen pay rises in years and the public sector that includes hard working police and NHS staff have pay capped at 1%.

Disgusting!

As far as im concerned politicians should have there pay capped at what the national average wage. That way they have incentive to do there job right, do badly your pay goes down, do well it goes up.

I think us Brits should consider building a guillotine out side parliament. And I envy the Scots allowed the chance to break free from the Westminster scum.




posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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Actually maybe some form of Facebook driven protest should be initiated......

Any ideas......?.

Maybe a video of eggs thrown at your local MP or an MP ice bucket challenge....ie water thrown when they least expect it.....

Let's see how long before gchq get hold of me......

Ha ha ha

PDUK



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Being a Member of Parliament is not a job, it is a huge honour, a position one should take out of pure alturism not a desire for power, prestige, or an improvement of personal circumstance.

Furthermore, if ANY pay rises are forthcoming toward this particular parliament, then I for one am of the opinion that something has gone deeply wrong with this allegedly independent body. This group of nitwits are presiding over a period in British history which may very well see the fracturing of the United Kingdoms very homeland, the foundation upon which our entire commonwealth was erected. I fail entirely to see how people who have allowed this to come to pass, are worth urinating on when on fire, let alone a massive pay rise.

Also bare in mind, that it is unseemly for the government to be getting 9% pay rises, when they are governing a land where public sector pay has been frozen for so long, where jobs still do not pay a wage which can allow a person to actually live a life from the proceeds, where a huge percentage of people do not trust their government purely because of the gargantuan failures of transparency and honesty, which are evident from nearly every single action the government has taken during the tenure of the coallition government.

Essentially, this is evidence, if any more were required, that the government operate beyond our oversight or control, our democracy has failed, and that those at the top have control over the bodies that decide their worth.

Frankly, I am disgusted but unsurprised.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Fully agree with your views.....coalition or the previous shower..

Regards

PDUK
edit on 7-9-2014 by PurpleDog UK because: Addition



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

If I was Scottish and was going to vote NO I would change my vote to YES after reading the first paragraph of that BBC news report.

Salmond should stick that quote on billboards across Scotland.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

It's that old rascal of an argument that high-pay attracts high calibre people. Instead we perpetually have a motley crowd of self-serving nonentities toeing their party lines above serving the People. It's similar in mendacity to the notion that taxing rich folk will make them do business elsewhere.

Would they justify this '9%' as performance-related pay? On what basis might they say they've performed above the minimum requirements?

We're still limping through bad economic times, we're still caught in Middle-East conflict and most of us haven't had a pay-rise in over 4 years.

At least some MPs are against the pay-rise so we can't say they're 100% greedy, self-serving pigs at the trough. Most yeah, not all of them.

It'd be good to see a 9% pay cut to see if we'd attract politicians who weren't just in it for the money. I know, stupid idea! That would require politicians who wanted what was best for the population rather than just the bank account.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

If high pay attracted high quality people then why did it not work for the banks? By that logic 2007 finical crash should never have happened.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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Thought I'd throw this in from our friends at wiki.....

"IPSA has been criticised publicly by many MPs, including David Cameron, who told IPSA to "...get a grip on what they are doing and do it fast.".[3] Criticism has been largely centred on the perceived high running costs of IPSA, inability of MPs to get through on the IPSA helpline, emails and letters going largely unanswered, and the length of time taken to reimburse expenses."

me thinks an increase in MP's pay keeps the wolves from the door at ipsa........ What does the CEO at ipsa get paid....?

PDUK



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

Baby boomers serving baby boomers ..... An American disease IMHO

PDUK

Ps - Kandinsky ...... Stop reprimanding me on here ....thanks

edit on 7-9-2014 by PurpleDog UK because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: PurpleDog UK
Thought I'd throw this in from our friends at wiki.....

"IPSA has been criticised publicly by many MPs, including David Cameron, who told IPSA to "...get a grip on what they are doing and do it fast.".[3] Criticism has been largely centred on the perceived high running costs of IPSA, inability of MPs to get through on the IPSA helpline, emails and letters going largely unanswered, and the length of time taken to reimburse expenses."

me thinks an increase in MP's pay keeps the wolves from the door at ipsa........ What does the CEO at ipsa get paid....?

PDUK


Thing is as the UK government they still are ultimately responsible for what goes on in the UK and if they really really disagreed with the IPSA they have the power to hold a vote and dissolve it. UK parliament is the law, the buck stops with them.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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That is all they (on the books) legally make..
Wonder would that be like the homes/cars/food ect that is TAX FREE!

poor poor snakes!!



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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Westminster is totally corrupt. How can a 9% pay rise be justified when we have things the bedroom tax forced upon us?



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Too true.

That expenses scandal didn't do much for the high-calibre argument either.

They need to bring inflation-matching pay rises for everyone else before they reward themselves. The fact that we've all been working for 2009 money has done more to lift the recession than these bunch of assholes.

I wouldn't ask for 9%, just enough to match the ever-rising costs of simply living in 2014 and onwards.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Scotscorps84

The bedroom tax is being ditched. Lib Dems and Labour joined forces and voted it gone this week.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: crazyewok

Too true.

That expenses scandal didn't do much for the high-calibre argument either.

They need to bring inflation-matching pay rises for everyone else before they reward themselves. The fact that we've all been working for 2009 money has done more to lift the recession than these bunch of assholes.

I wouldn't ask for 9%, just enough to match the ever-rising costs of simply living in 2014 and onwards.


Exactly.

Its the UK people that sacrificed and worked hard and but our sweat and blood into getting out the recession. MP just blundered around with one crazy idea to the next U turning and zigzagging and bowing to the whims of the USA and EU.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Scotscorps84

The bedroom tax is being ditched. Lib Dems and Labour joined forces and voted it gone this week.


Again U turning and zigzagging.

The government has just blundered through the last few years.

Sure it was a bad idea the bedroom tax but its still another blunder.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if the conservatives have engineered this, as it may be the final nail in the coffin for Scots wanting independence, because of course Scottish independence would most likely guarantee a conservative government come next general election.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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If they had a modicum of honour and honesty, they would say, not that I will not take this 9%, but that I will take a 9% cut from what I earn now.
It was I think, a 10% lift the last time, 'spread over a while' Feck 'em, I don't know why we vote them in to spend all their privileged time lying and spying.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy
If they had a modicum of honour and honesty, they would say, not that I will not take this 9%, but that I will take a 9% cut from what I earn now.
It was I think, a 10% lift the last time, 'spread over a while' Feck 'em, I don't know why we vote them in to spend all their privileged time lying and spying.

They weren't voted in. No-one voted for a coalition government, that was decided between themselves. Even the coalition government has ended up being just a Tory one.

I have been biting the bullet a bit harder and waiting for the election next year to get these kiddie-shagging, self-serving, expensive parasites out of office, as are the majority of people I speak to. But then the other day I read that Cameron could postpone the election for yet another long miserable year:
www.theguardian.com...
I think I might hang myself rather than see all us Brits suffer for yet another schitt year under these corrupt Tory perverts. I'm fuming.



posted on Sep, 7 2014 @ 12:10 PM
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So, what are you going to do about it?

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