posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 04:27 PM
Just come across this on the bbc news site Here
First off, Why the hell are MP's paid so much and given bonus's on top of that?
This woman has claimed HALF A MILLION POUNDS for basicly, turning up at events and giving small speeches here and there. This is NUTS!
Small quote from the linked article:
The system was set up by John Major in 1991, after one year in office, to reward former prime ministers for work including answering letters and
attending public events. In the past five years, the three former number 10 incumbents have cost the taxpayer in total more than £1.7m in public duty
I don't understand how these people are allowed to get away with thieving. And it is thieving. What parliament needs is someone to come around and
reduce everything to a "means-tested" type system. Giving them a capped allowance. Once you leave government, you should be struck off the wage bill
as you no longer work for the tax payer. These b*****ds condemn the poor for looting shops but its okay for them to steal MILLIONS for doing sweet
F.A, and lets be honest - They don't need the money they are taking, they are just doing it out of greed.
Also, it was a tory that set up this system, no surprise there then. But there is little to no difference between any party lines now, they are
themselves and elite group of people, competing with each other at the expense of everyone else. Twats.