Is it right that the British MPs should be an 11% plus pay rise?

According to the media The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) are to recommend that MPs should be given a pay rise above 11% later this week.

Bearing in mind the nurses are only likely to receive a 3.7% rise and the Civil Service given a measly 1%.

Other public sector workers are likely to, or have already been given pay rises far below the 11% plus MPs are expected to be recommended.

Do you think that morally the Government should not accept this rise if it is offered?

If they do it will only convince me that MPs care nothing for anyone except their own financial welfare. This is something I have suspected for a long time.

If the Government does get offered this way over the top rise and accept it I for one will be starting a campaign to force them into giving it up and I hope all those who agree with me will join me.

Are you with me?


PS - In another report it has been found that 1000s of people who have full time employment are still living in poverty.


Sorry My Canadian friends.

I inadvertently place the above question on the Canadian YA board instead of the UK one.

2 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    Pity we cant get the IPSA to review & award us all pay rises, I'm sure a lot of us would be far happier. No I don't agree, It is the same old story every year they give each other huge pay rises, Its rubbing salt in the wound ! Maybe it should be tax payers who decide not the IPSA & its got to be openly justified to all of us.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    No, it f****** isn't! They have the nerve to attack the public and the poorest in society, yet they want a pay rise higher than the 3·7 per cent rise nurses would get? No. Absolutely not.

    Source(s): Staunch leftist
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