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Assuming the public outrage at an 11% pay rise for MPs, translates into overwhelming opposition in the consultation - will it make a difference?  Party Leaders are already washing their hands of the issue, but MPs who support the rise are too frightened to say so in public!   Perhaps one solution to the issue would be to give them the rise, but halve their number to pay for it and make a £40million saving at the same time?!

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Maybe the best way would be to let them have the pay rise on the proviso that at the end of their  term in office they do not ever take up any political or government job for six years thus giving some others a chance to stand for election and reap the benefits of an MP's life. Or we could just just boot the lot out set the Queen up as absolute ruler and appoint a grand vizier or some such to sort out any problems in the grand tradition of grand viziers the world over, Actually thinking about it there would not be much of a difference really as all grand viziers are scheming, money grabbing tyranical maniacs according to all the stories  I have read. 8)

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As was mentioned a few weeks ago in another topic are they really going to look a gift horse in the mouth ?  It was a master stroke to lift MPs above  their own pay process & let a committee  award them mega bucks,  no come backs on the MPs. I am sure that if Parliamentary debate is needed on this issue then the impartially awarded pay rise will be accepted with a resounding "Aye".

 

Corruption & sleaze are all around !

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Think the theory is Dave, that if you pay folk more, they will be less inclined to corruption and greed. Unfortunately, as with most folk, the more they get, the more they want (just look at the Bankers). Greed has no limits. A cull would reduce the tax-payer's burden though!

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Didn't this happen in Mike Hughes' tenancy when belts were being tightened and places closing? obs' defence being that they all voted for it.

 

No honour amongst thieves. The top people will distance themselves and blame a committee knowing full well it will happen.

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As I said (if you ever bother to read and inwardly digest); the UK probably has one of the highest per capita ratios of politicians. If half were made redundant, they could possibly have a legitimate claim on the basis of increased workload. EG. Do we really need 2 MPs for Warrington, do we need over 50 Councillors? and that's before we even look at the 600 plus geriatrics in the House of Lords. A huge scope for savings, if there ever was one.

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