MPs’ pay rise ‘not on’

The Oxford Times: David Cameron. David Cameron.

Witney MP and Prime Minister David Cameron said it was “simply unacceptable” that MPs could get an 11 per cent pay rise, hours before a report is published today.

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday during Prime Minister’s Questions, he said: “I think it would be wrong for MPs to get a big pay rise at a time of public sector pay restraint.”

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is due to make recommendations today to increase members’ salaries by £7,600 after the 2015 General Election.

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10:04am Thu 12 Dec 13

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

However, Tory snob Dave has refused to say if he not accept it and has refused to tell his MP's not to accept it. Typical Tories, massive cuts to the general public, but not to the rich!
However, Tory snob Dave has refused to say if he not accept it and has refused to tell his MP's not to accept it. Typical Tories, massive cuts to the general public, but not to the rich! Bart_simpsonDoh

6:53pm Fri 13 Dec 13

the wizard says...

A true leader who had the nations respect and following would turn around and give this nonsense a clear NO, and veto it.

However it has not been clearly worded or reported and while giving MP's a rise with one hand more money is being clawed back by the other, if the statements are true, and no extra money as such will be forthcoming.

This whole issue has been poorly addressed with little thought of its impact, and the tact used has been zero. A poor reflection from a government which proclaims to be in touch with its people, which it clearly isn't.

While Cameron says he is only taking his MP's wage and not that of the PM, he is however making provision for the PM's pension. Not the man he claims to be. He said in this very paper he would still be our MP and not let national concerns over ride his duty as MP. This is why the Cogges link situation and the abomination of the Crown Post Office affair have not been properly sorted or either brought to a conclusion which suits the towns folk. Not the best MP as it seems if there is not political mileage or a photo call involved, neither is he. Useless, at least Douglas Herd got involved, and at least Woodward was available at surgeries and listened to people, even if he was a turncoat, he served his community. Time to wise up or ship out Cameron, good MP you are not, show piece for Tory Toff Boys more like.
A true leader who had the nations respect and following would turn around and give this nonsense a clear NO, and veto it. However it has not been clearly worded or reported and while giving MP's a rise with one hand more money is being clawed back by the other, if the statements are true, and no extra money as such will be forthcoming. This whole issue has been poorly addressed with little thought of its impact, and the tact used has been zero. A poor reflection from a government which proclaims to be in touch with its people, which it clearly isn't. While Cameron says he is only taking his MP's wage and not that of the PM, he is however making provision for the PM's pension. Not the man he claims to be. He said in this very paper he would still be our MP and not let national concerns over ride his duty as MP. This is why the Cogges link situation and the abomination of the Crown Post Office affair have not been properly sorted or either brought to a conclusion which suits the towns folk. Not the best MP as it seems if there is not political mileage or a photo call involved, neither is he. Useless, at least Douglas Herd got involved, and at least Woodward was available at surgeries and listened to people, even if he was a turncoat, he served his community. Time to wise up or ship out Cameron, good MP you are not, show piece for Tory Toff Boys more like. the wizard

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