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Your Views: Are MPs worth £61,181 a year?

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 4 Jul 2008 02:41

One of ours, for Norwich South, is Charles Clarke, well you have all seen his performances when he was a friend of Tony B's!
The other MP for Norwich North, Dr Ian Gibson, does get lots of things done and is very approachable. He helped me a lot with the riverside safety measures I pushed the council to implement and was really supportive.

skwirrel 1

skwirrel 1 Report 3 Jul 2008 18:47

Nope --- they are no help at all.

We need a new system.



pablo1513 Report 3 Jul 2008 18:23

The salary of 1 MP would pay for three juniour nurses.

Are MPs worth the money............Dont make me laugh.

They should get proper jobs. I would like to see them survive on my salary for a year, you will note that I said "survive" and not "LIVE"


~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 3 Jul 2008 18:20

They don't just get that though do they, they get all kinds of allowances as well. I don't know any other job where you get an allowance for your house (including decoration), car, etc...on top of such good pay.


(¯`*•.¸JUPITER JOY AND HER CRYSTAL BALLS(¯`*•.¸ Report 3 Jul 2008 18:19

nope there not worth it.we need a fresh start i think.xx

Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 3 Jul 2008 18:18

But the salary is still only part of their 'take home' pay.

The 'John Lewis' list still remains and they can
still buy and furnish their 'second' homes. on expenses. They voted NO to changing their expenses payments which I would think at least doubles most MPs salary.

Those in Government obviously do make life changing decisions for us all but it strikes me the ordinary MP takes no notice at all of their constituents and votes for himself and not for us.


₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 3 Jul 2008 17:40

The laws they oversee, the financial changes they make in the country, the international relationships they have to build, then enormous responsibilities they do undertake, not always responsibly I'll admit, but they are all thing which affect our lives directly or indirectly. The burden of that kind of responsibility should be decently should those others who have our lives in thier hands, those who work on public transport, medicine, airways, etc. If the system were fair I would not quibble about MP's pay.


MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 3 Jul 2008 17:39

Ours isn't, he's as useful as a chocolate fireguard.

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~  **007 1/2**

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 3 Jul 2008 17:36

MPs have bowed to Government demands for restraint and awarded themselves a 2.25 per cent pay rise.

A backbench move to raise salaries by up to 2.3 per cent this year and 4.7 per cent next year was rejected by 196 votes to 155.

Another move to boost salaries with £650-a-year "catch-up" payments over the next three years was also rejected by 224 to 123.

It will be the last time MPs vote on their own pay rises after they agreed to link future increases to other public sector workers like doctors and teachers.

Gordon Brown earlier called for restraint among MPs, who are paid £61,181 a year.

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