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    Nay. This only serves to further marginalise the democratic weighting of those in the North, not to mention the Northern Ireland problem mentioned earlier.
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    Nearly tripling salaries?! Nope.
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    They can just f*ck themselves
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    For doing nothing... sure.
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    My issue is, Mps who are remote, or need to travel a long way to Westminster, may have higher expenses than most. I'm thinking Northern Irish Mps, and maybe those from the Scottish islands etc. Their expenses are higher than those of other Mps, meaning- should a base rate be paid, their relative salary would be lower than that of any other MP, with little expenses.

    There is 1 MP in particular, with so much travelling to do [Jim Shannon from Northern Ireland] his 200k expenses would leave him with a -25k salary
    Hear hear!
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    Let me take a look at some of the top countries there, eg Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana. Their MPs wages are relatively high, compared to the GDP of their country.

    If you don't mind me saying; these countries would be relatively poor. Although I am right wing, and believe in the free market working best, it isn't good for the countries representatives/ controllers becoming richer, taking a high salary and living the high life, while the rest of their country sit in poverty, major poverty!
    Nuh... the amount plus allowances is ridiculous.
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    Enough is enough their salary that is.
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    Nay
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    Yeah...no. They're paid more than enough as it is, and half of them are rich anyway. And don't forget, every extra penny spent paying MPs is a penny that could go into the NHS or education.
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    Nay
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    I think it could be interesting to pay MPs a flat rate before expenses which takes into account their declared interests.
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    Can't we just get them an annual rail pass?
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    Nay, I just think there needs to be a clampdown on what they can claim as expenses.

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    Seriously.
    If anything we should be decreasing their wages.

    Sod it, in response to this I'm writing one to decrease wages.
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    Seriously.
    If anything we should be decreasing their wages.

    Sod it, in response to this I'm writing one to decrease wages.
    As an MP you can write a bill and cut out the middle man, but I'd note that the pay rise includes the elimination of expenses.
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    As an MP you can write a bill and cut out the middle man, but I'd note that the pay rise includes the elimination of expenses.
    I know, I wrote a very controversial United Ireland bill last month
    Sorry, still a nay - if you look at the transport costs for dual representatives in devolved assemblies they exceed by far their salaries - not that many of them aren't already rich.
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    I will be naying, as we should be spending that money on more important issues such as the poverty crisis
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    I think that they are too high already.
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    instead of writing petitions how about acutally joining a party then you can write bills and motions .....
    And thats a Nay from me ...
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    instead of writing petitions how about acutally joining a party then you can write bills and motions .....
    And thats a Nay from me ...
    I would have thought you'd know about being an independent...
 
 
 
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