SIR IAN KENNEDY SUPPORTS MP PAY RISE – Sir Ian Kennedy is a staunch supporter of the proposed £10,000 pay rise that MPs are looking to get this week.
Sir Ian’s view is that ‘you pay for what you get’. It certainly is an apt statement and one that has started a backlash as concerned voices are asking the question that if Sir Ian’s statement is correct shouldn’t the taxpayer expect MPs to work on ‘minimum wage’.
Sir Ian is correct, you do pay for what you get, but if this is the case why not remove the current list of MPs and bring in professionals; surely the continuous failings and contempt that MPs show towards their employers (the taxpayers) is a clear indication that MPs are already well over paid.
Sir Ian has also hit back at those quoting that while the Government continues to impose austerity measures on the taxpayer it ignores such measures and continues to allow MPs to earn exorbitant salaries that are topped up nicely with their expense accounts.
Let’s just take a closer look at Sir Ian. He’s the man responsible for calling for a rise in MP pay to start with; as the Westminster Standards Chief. He is also a ‘Quango’ boss for one of the many Government think-tanks. Finally he’s also the chairman of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) who is responsible for awarding MP pay rises.
FACT: Sir Ian Kennedy is paid £700 a day as Chief of IPSA and despite him only working ‘part-time’ he racked in over £90,000 last year from the taxpayer. Are you wondering why Sir Ian is so keen on providing MPs with a pay rise? – it’s the MPs that created the job for Sir Ian; a cushy little number that again fleeces the taxpayer.
Considering his positions and our understanding of Quango’s and Think Tanks; quango’s are often a complete and utter waste of public money and there is little need for ‘think-tanks’ in a Government where few engage in such an activity; it is little wonder why Sir Ian would support such a pay rise.
He snubs his nose at the austerity measures imposed by Government on the taxpayer; but that’s understandable when such a man has, and never will, feel the force of such austerity measures.
Sir Ian, like all MPs, is immune from austerity measures. They don’t have to drive themselves to work every morning nor even worry about the cost of filling the petrol tank. When it comes to having a few drinks with friends Sir Ian won’t be worrying about the cost any more than he’ll worry about heating his home in the winter.
You can probably tell that I’m pretty angry but I have good reason. I am exasperated at how the likes of Sir Ian Kennedy can arbitrarily suggest the taxpayer hands over more cash for what is little more than incompetence.
Again, Sir Ian is right, you do get what you pay for – or at least you should but the taxpayer is short changed every day by incompetent MPs and Ministers who are clearly not professionals.
How can Sir Ian argue a case that a pay rise is in the interest of the British public? On what grounds could anyone possibly be convinced that our MPs and Ministers are worthy of such an enormous hike in pay when the UK is floundering under their stewardship?
You are about to witness democracy, or should I say the lack of it, once again in the UK. There is absolutely no doubt that the British public would not support such a pay rise and yet despite the ‘majority’ voice Sir Ian Kennedy and the rest of the incompetent fools will go right ahead and steal more money from the public purse. According to an article in the Daily Mail voters actually feel that MPs should take a £10,000 pay cut and in Scotland they think it should be more. Personally I would go with ‘minimum wage’ or better yet pay on a ‘performance’ related payment – it would be unlikely in this case the British taxpayer would have to fork out anything.
Government of course is devoid of any compassion for the British taxpayer; it is a self serving entity of thieves and liars who spend more time watching pornography or engaging with friends on Facebook than it does actually working for the good of the country. But what do we expect? Well as Sir Ian clearly stated ‘you pay for what you get’ and it’s clear that what we pay for is far below sub-standard.
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