Greedy Labour & Tory MPs Seek Massive Pay Rise For Themselves In Week They Vote To Cut Welfare Benefits


The SNP has hit out at the Westminster system’s ‘crassly insensitive’
mind-set following a revelation showing anti-independence MPs believe
they deserve a salary hike to £86,250.
In the same week where MPs voted through welfare cuts which will have
an adverse impact on hundreds of thousands of working families the
anti-independence parties MPs have declared that they want more money
from the public purse.

The survey conducted by the Independent Parliamentary Standards
Authority (Ipsa) showed the Tories want a whopping £96,740, the Lib
Dems said they should get £78,361 and Labour MPs want to increase
their pay £77,322.

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, the SNP’s spokeswoman on Welfare, said:

“The Ipsa survey reveals a crassly insensitive show of greed which is
an embarrassment for the Westminster system and highlights the need
for Scotland to have full responsibility for its own affairs.

“In a week where the UK government has imposed cuts to welfare
benefits on the most vulnerable members in our communities – and a
further £210 million set to be taken from the pockets of individuals,
families and communities – this just highlights how archaic the
Westminster system is.

“Whilst politicians are expecting the public sector to cope with
restricted pay rises and in some cases pay freezes, and hard pressed
families are being hit with benefit cuts politicians should be
expected to follow the same approach

“The self-serving nature of anti-independence MPs combined with
Alistair Darling’s absence from the vote against Tory cuts to Welfare
this has been a dreadful week for the anti-independence campaign.

“It could scarcely be clearer that the Westminster system has its
priorities all wrong and is failing to act in the interests of people
in Scotland.

“Decisions over taxes and welfare in Scotland should be made by people
in Scotland so that we can build the kind of country that Westminster
has consistently failed to deliver. Only a Yes vote for an independent
Scotland in next year’s referendum will give us that opportunity.”

Notes: MPs call for ‘32% salary increase’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20978487

SNP MPs do not vote on issues relating to their remuneration as we
don’t believe MP’s should be in the position of voting on their own
pay and conditions

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One Response to Greedy Labour & Tory MPs Seek Massive Pay Rise For Themselves In Week They Vote To Cut Welfare Benefits

  1. Cllr Brian McCabe says:

    Disagree.
    MP’s should have, and are entitled to a salary of £90k minimum per year.
    We should make that increase tomorrow. If we are to attract the best 650 to run our country, we don’t want to be cheapskates.
    However!
    By entering into such a contract-
    You will be entitled to a limited Expenses Account. (Forget your flipping second house! You will live in entirely acceptable accommodation of the nations’ choosing in London, near Parliament; a purpose built facility.)
    Legitimate expense will be covered. Any – ANY – attempt at defrauding the nation will lead to automatic draconian jail terms, with IMMEDIATE loss of Pension rights and the possibility of salary clawback. (Accept the money; accept the responsibility!)
    ALL Directorships will be prevented for a period of 10 years, during tenure and after unelection. (You want to be an MP, you accept the consequences.)

    I will pay for the best in the business to run our country with Commitment; Integrity; Honesty; and Humility. Break that contract and I will put you to jail for a long time.
    I invest in you my future; my dreams; my wishes; my desires; my country; my people.
    Treat them with the utmost respect.

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