“We want to have good people doing the job and they need to be paid fairly. Now, that’s not paid in excess but it’s not being paid a miserly amount either.”
– Marcial Boo, chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) trying his best to justify increasing the salary of an MP from £67,000 to £74,000.
Surely, his reasoning applies to everyone who works hard for a living and not just to the MPs whom he regards as being paid “a miserly amount”
Time to get real!