SACKING 200 PARLIAMENTARY WORKERS WOULD COVER THE COST OF MP PAY RISE – The up and coming pay rise of £10,000 or 15% to MPs is leaving a rather unpleasant taste in the mouths of the taxpayer.
You would think that the Prime Minister would have the ultimate say, as with any boss, on whether a pay rise should or should not be awarded; but unfortunately the power of the pay rise is not the Prime Ministers decision as that power was transferred to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA); which Sir Ian Kennedy is in charge of and whom has given his support for such an outrageous pay hike.
Sir Ian did, last week, make a public statement in saying that the public must realise that they get what they pay for. A remark that Meebal.com responded to by noting that due to the level of incompetence it would be more justifiable if MPs and Ministers worked on ‘minimum wage’.
As with all things Government, nothing is ever really clear cut and of often there is some type of subterfuge brewing in order to con the public into thinking that Government is actually producing tangible results for the taxpayers money.
Once again Government officials show their true colour and their contempt for the voting public by considering sacking 200 Parliamentary workers, from regular folks such as cleaners, cooks and other manual working staff in order to cover the overall costs of their pay rise.
It’s typical how MPs and Ministers will so arbitrarily sacrifice the jobs of others just to fuel their own greed and once again rub the austerity measures it imposes in the faces of the taxpayer.
It was a plot that was quickly uncovered and suppressed after a number of Ministers and MPs pointed out that the backlash from the public would cause too much damage to the reputation of Ministers and MPs – as if they actually had a reputation other than being corrupt and incompetent.
It is shocking but as we have learned there are no depths that MPs and Ministers won’t go; or at least considering going in order to ensure they remain well paid and well above any austerity measures that Government may impose upon the hard working taxpayer.
It doesn’t matter which way Sir Ian Kennedy or the MPs and Ministers, who support the pay rise, cuts this cake it is clearly offensive to the British public and get despite massive public opposition it is likely that public opinion will be once again cast aside and that from next week MPs and Ministers will see a hefty chunk of taxpayers’ money being slipped into their pay packets.
Silly question but do you think MPs and Ministers should receive a £10,000 plus pay rise? Leave your comments below.