GOVERNMENT AGAIN SPITS IN THE FACE OF THE TAXPAYER AS MPs GET A MASSIVE PAY RISE – According to the Government the average national salary is approximately £25,000 and yet MPs currently earn £65,000. MPs have long claimed that their salaries are NOT adequate considering the jobs that they do and the responsibility that comes with it.
The argument, from most MPs, is that they are ‘professionals’ working in the City of London and should therefore be awarded a salary more in line with their professional status. If you asked the average hard working British Taxpayer their views on this it is likely that most would agree that they are vastly overpaid as it is and that rarely are any of the politicians suitably qualified and almost never show any form of ‘professionalism’.
I have to be honest, if it was up to me, MPs would be paid ‘minimum wage’ and without access to elaborate expense accounts that simply inflates the contempt MPs show towards the public.
Whilst many family are struggling with rising energy costs, food bills and are barely able to keep their heads above water our MPs are living the high-life; such as Nick Clegg who takes off Skiing at the family’s private Swiss Chalet – this was at a time when he was supposed to be leading the Government during David Cameron’s absence to which Clegg openly admitted he forgot about.
A family holiday, for most British families, is simply out of the question as ‘austerity’ measures by the Government continue to squeeze each and every penny out of the British Taxpayers.
However, the taxpayer will no doubt be delighted to learn that our illustrious MPs have no such concerns as they are about to see their salaries rise from £65,000 to an eye-watering £75,000 annually; which will no doubt ensure that they and their families can continue living the high-life and spitting in the face of the poor British Taxpayer.
This is nothing more than a direct insult to the British public, it’s a clear slap in the face and shows the level of contempt that our Politian’s have for us.
While I am NOT a supporter of the Labour Party I feel that credit should be given where it is due and therefore I do have to commend John Mann, Labour MP, for standing up and saying that the pay rise was outrageous and that the public will find this completely unacceptable.
Well thank you for that John but the question is; will you be turning the pay rise down?
There are currently 650 MPs and many earn far more than the proposed pay rise of £75,000, but based on this figure alone our MPs are costing us £48,750,000 per year and that doesn’t include all the perks, the platinum pensions or their expense accounts.
While Cameron and all other MPs continuously bleat on about ‘austerity’ and how we, as a nation, need to pull together and tighten our belts in order to weather the recession this pay rise is a herculean statement that shouts from the roof tops ‘we don’t care about the people’.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (*IPSA) asked MPs how much they thought they should be paid. It is not surprising to learn that most felt a salary of £86,000 would be reasonable if not on the low side. There were many who felt that £100,000 was more adequate which is a staggering four times the national average salary.
*Note this is an anagram of PISA – and that’s exactly what MPs are doing on the British public.
There is not a day that goes by without one of their thieves dipping their sticky fingers in the cookie jar of the expense account of which scandals are often quickly swept under the carpet.
Our MPs have never before shown such indifference to the British public and even the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, with his exorbitant salary of £142,826, stated that Britain’s MPs salaries are currently ‘ordinary’ and way below what should be paid. Trying telling a family of four on less than £25,000 that £75,000 is ‘ordinary’ and it’s like to result in a very justifiable slap in the face.
What exactly does Bercow do for his £142,826 a year? Sitting on his lazy backside and playing referee to ensure that the delinquents in the House of Commons behave themselves? That appears to be about all and he has the spine to tell the British public that MPs are under paid.
Let’s just look at the Google fiasco and how they have avoided paying their corporation tax. In a number of articles I’ve written I have made it perfectly clear that our MPs are so incompetent that none of them are ‘professional’ enough to write tax legislation and therefore have to bring in outside tax specialists, such as KPMG, to write it for them. The result is then KPMG advice their corporate clients how to use the loopholes they created.
This is just one example of how incompetent the average MP is and how collectively the Government couldn’t tie their own shoe laces without assistance.
Government is not there to serve the public, as it should, but rather to serve its own members. Cameron has repeatedly made this clear as he continues to find jobs for Oxford and Eaton School chums, none of which are anywhere near qualified to do the job he gave them.
Cameron, and other MPs, regardless of Party affiliation, are nothing less than incompetent fools who feel they are above everyone else. What evidence is there of this? Take a look at Tony Blair who initiated an illegal war; not only has he never been brought to trial over his war crimes he jets around the world making millions and staying in Ambassador Residences at the taxpayers’ expense. Our politicians, I’m afraid, are probably the lowest of all human beings who will watch each other’s back whilst raping the public coffers for their own financial gain and little or nothing is ever done about it.
The sad truth is that I honestly don’t believe there is a single honest politician to be had in the entire House of Commons and it is irrelevant which party rules because they will always club together in order help themselves; but that’s to be expected as the old saying goes, ‘there is no honour among thieves.’
Do you think MPs are overpaid? Do you think this pay rise is justifiable? Have your say… leave your comments below.