Are Our MPs Really Paid A Pittance?

“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!