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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

MPs pay

Got some criticism lately following my views on MP's pay. Some find it offensive that I am advocating the reduction of their pay as a means through which we can ensure the exclusion of those who come into politics and see it as a career move. I don't agree with those who object and insist that paying someone a standard normal rate like 35k annually is wrong. This rate is more than enough to make sure that MPs get a fair wage and are not attracted to the 'job' for the wrong reasons. Local Councillors do a much better job and they are on less pay ( they get standard allowance) so I don't see why MP's should get much more!!

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