Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 10 January 2008

An End To Self Service In The Commons ?

See ? I've always thought that The Divine Harriet was worth her place in government. Now she's about to prove it (I hope).

The Leader of the House has announced that the government is to launch a review of the way MPs' pay is determined. About time too.

Currently recommendations are made by the Senior Salaries Pay Board, but MPs get the final say - thereby being able to vote on the own pay. So, in the current pay round the Pay Board has recommended "inflation-busting" increases over the next three years, and actually the MPs are between a rock and a hard place; either they vote for the recommendations and get accused of feathering their own nests (and you'd never put it past them) or they reject them and undermine the process.

It's madness that we should let MPs decide how much of our money they get. Harriet appears to have seen the light.

Favourite picture time ? I'd have said so !

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