Returning back to this theme in light of the recent enquiry into one of the MP's who took part in a TV programme and got paid for that.
I have said it before and will say it again. Paying these people large salaries attracts the wrong type of person. It brings in those who want to make a career out of selling hot air. I am not saying there are no good MP's at all and will indeed confirm that I met one of them years ago but to attract people in who would not have any hope of making it in any other profession is not a good incentive! Put them on on 25k and see whether they will do it because they want to help not because they want a career.