posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by khimbar
Yeah, more sensationalism.
Sure, those self-serving, self-advancing egotists believe that they deserve a far greater salary - but it isn't going to happen.
MP's no longer have a say in their own pay rises etc, IPSA is now responsible for such matters.
According to it's own website;
IPSA was created in 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act. We are tasked with independently monitoring and controlling MPs’ expenses, pay and
pensions. We set up new rules to make a clean break with the past. IPSA is transparent and regularly publishes details of MPs’ expense claims.
I very much doubt IPSA will be as agressive in it's monitoring of such thing's as I would like, however, to be fair it must be a given a chance over a
relatively prolongued period of time to prove exactly how rigorous and transparent it will be.
The pay freeze on MP's wages extends into 2013 and it will advise on a possible 1% increase for the next two years later in the year.
IPSA has also brought MP's pension contributions in line with other public sector workers.
So it has to be said that so far so good.
Personally I think the whole UK electoral / parliamentary process etc requires a radical and urgent overhaul and full system reboot - perhaps that's a
topic for another thread.
edit on 11/1/13 by Freeborn because: grammar and clarity