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MPs Pay Rise

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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 06:29 PM

Brown set to oppose MP pay rise

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown will oppose an above inflation pay rise for MPs, according to Downing Street sources.
Reports suggest the Senior Salaries Review body has recommended a rise of nearly 1% above inflation.

Mr Brown is said to oppose this, but some MPs say their pay has fallen behind. MPs will have the final say in the Commons.

Glyn Travis, of the Prison Officers Association, said such a pay rise would be outrageous.

for once he is doing something that is right
why the fudge should they get pay rises when they oppose pay rises for people in difrent sectors, with also the consideration that they arent really doing anything to bennifit this country apart from take away civil rights and liberties and so on

the deserve a pay cut not rise

posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 04:51 AM
I'm glad Gordon Brown is opposing this 1% above inflation pay rise.
For MP's to award themselves this while the rest of the public sector have to fight for any kind of wage increase would just be plain wrong.

However, I have feeling that they will vote in favour of it - an act which will only serve to widen the gap between the people in power and us ordinary folk. Do they deserve what they are paid? I say no, and their pay should be more in line with police officers, teachers and nurses.

posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 07:36 AM
reply to post by more_serotonin_pls

if they get this then they are open a pandoras box
because other public sector workers will just say
if these morons can get more pay for doing nothing why cant we,
bloody hyporcrits. if they get a rise then everyone that actuily deserves it should get it

[edit on 25-12-2007 by bodrul]

posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 11:23 AM
This may be seen as more of a test of Brown's power and influence over the parliamentary party, and with the Labour party having a majority, Brown could decide to use the whips to get the result he wants.

What have MPs got to compare their salary to? How do they know they are forming behind.

And again, if we disagree with what our MPs are doing, then we should exercise our right and hound the living hell out of our MPs and make then aware of how we feel.

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