Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Britains 650 M.Ps are in line for a hefty pay rise. The Independent Parliamentary Authority is expected to unveil plans to increase the basic British Parlamentarian Salary from £65,738 to £75,000. At a time when the rest of the U.K is experiencing one of its worst economic periods, I see no justification at all in this news, and it's simply beyond contempt.
They are already paid nearly 3 times the average U.K full time salary. In Parliament, the 3 main parties, their policies more the less the same, as they divide us even more, punishing the poor, protecting the rich. It's not as if their planning a route out of the problems that they were responsible for in the first place. Their apparent solution, workfare and poverty for us and a pay rise for them.
At the moment we are being led by a Coalition of Millionaires, most of whom went to private schools, inheriting their wealth from their parents. With many other M.Ps fom all parties also coming from privileged backgrounds , do they really need an extra leg up in this time of austerity. They already have substantial discounts on food, drink, and transport than the rest of us, in addition to many of them getting hefty back-handers from their secondary corporate employers.
They might say we're all in it together, but in this, it's definitely a case of no we're ******* not.
If people are deterred from becoming M.Ps because they don't think they get paid enough. Do we really need them? I personally remember a time when certain M.Ps only took a workers age, more of them would be fine, people who recognise the real needs of the people, people who really understand the social problemss of inequality and exploitation.
At a time when millions of people across the globe are making a stand against their own governments, why do we as a people, allow ourselves to be ruled by such a pack of greedy and malicious so and so's, besides a few brave loose cannons, not an ounce of integrity between the rest.
Enough is enough.
If you've got time please sign this e.petition.
Posted by teifidancer at 12:55