Just two MPs pledge to give away inflation-busting pay rise

The Northern Echo: DONATING MONEY: Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald DONATING MONEY: Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald

JUST two of the region's MPs have pledged to give away an extra £7,600 a year they would receive from a controversial 11 per cent pay rise.

The Northern Echo contacted 16 MPs in the North-East and North Yorkshire asking if they would keep the extra money - set to be rubber stamped today (Thursday, December 12).

However, only five responded and just two - Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald and Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton - said they would hand over the cash to charities and good causes.

The proposal by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) to increase the current MPs’ salary of £66,396 to £74,000 in 2015 was yesterday described as “simply unacceptable” by the Prime Minister.

Calling on Ipsa to think again, David Cameron suggested the body could be scrapped if it pressed ahead with the controversial increase.

Labour leader Ed Miliband later called for an urgent meeting with Mr Cameron, Nick Clegg and the chairman of Ipsa to prevent the rise.

In response to the Echo survey, Mr McDonald said he would use the extra money to help needy constituents.

Describing the pay hike as “ill-conceived”, he added: “If it is the case that the salary of MPs should be increased, it shouldn't be done now when people are facing such cuts in their own living standards.”

Miss McIntosh said she would have “no hesitation” in donating the extra money to charities nominated by voters.

Other MPs in the region criticised the proposal - but stopped short of pledging to give the money away.

North Durham MP Kevan Jones said any increase had to be “cost-neutral” to the taxpayer, adding that he would wait see the details of the package before deciding if he would accept it.

Iain Wright, MP for Hartlepool, said he was opposed to an inflation-busting pay increase for MPs.

He added: “Politicians are not held in regard by the general public, and such a proposal by IPSA would widen that gulf to dangerous levels.”

But when asked if Mr Wright would keep the money, his North-East office did not respond.

Ian Swales MP, who represents Redcar, said he would not comment on the issue because Ipsa was an independent body.

The MPs who failed to respond to repeated calls and emails were: Roberta Blackman-Woods; Tom Blenkinsop; Jenny Chapman; Alex Cunningham; Pat Glass; Helen Goodman; William Hague; Grahame Morris; Julian Smith; Phil Wilson and James Wharton.

The pay hike was last nigh condemned by union chiefs.

Clare Williams, UNISON regional convenor, said members were facing a "frightening Christmas" because of fears about their jobs.

She added: "An 11 per cent increase for MPs looks like pure greed when other public sector workers are paying the cost of austerity.”

Simon Elliott, Northern regional secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, said: “I think it would further alienate MPs from ordinary people they are elected to represent.”

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7:06am Thu 12 Dec 13

stevegg says...

11%, £7600 payrise in one go! Set by an independent pay body or not this is totally indefensible after other public sector workers have had a 2 year pay freeze and are only to get a capped 1% increase per year until 2016. I could have only accepted this if all expenses allowances were stopped and MP's were banned from having their lucrative second jobs but they are not. A kick in the teeth for ordinary workers! Double standards here, Were certainly NOT all in this together!
11%, £7600 payrise in one go! Set by an independent pay body or not this is totally indefensible after other public sector workers have had a 2 year pay freeze and are only to get a capped 1% increase per year until 2016. I could have only accepted this if all expenses allowances were stopped and MP's were banned from having their lucrative second jobs but they are not. A kick in the teeth for ordinary workers! Double standards here, Were certainly NOT all in this together! stevegg

7:32am Thu 12 Dec 13

Jonn says...

Greedy pigs. 11% for them and 1% for everybody else. Revolution time.
Greedy pigs. 11% for them and 1% for everybody else. Revolution time. Jonn

8:14am Thu 12 Dec 13

DarloXman says...

Hypocrisy appears to be a requirement of politics!

One thing I would however like to point out is that the salary of an MP is in the order of £65,000 per year - whereas the salary of Ada Burns, Chief Executive of Darlington Borough Council is in the order of £160,000 with an additional £30,000 per year paid to her pension. DBC has in the order of 10 staff who earn £100,000 a year or more!!

Just shows what a mess has been created in the public sector with these gross, offensive salaries for positions within a poorly performing small town council!
Hypocrisy appears to be a requirement of politics! One thing I would however like to point out is that the salary of an MP is in the order of £65,000 per year - whereas the salary of Ada Burns, Chief Executive of Darlington Borough Council is in the order of £160,000 with an additional £30,000 per year paid to her pension. DBC has in the order of 10 staff who earn £100,000 a year or more!! Just shows what a mess has been created in the public sector with these gross, offensive salaries for positions within a poorly performing small town council! DarloXman

11:29am Thu 12 Dec 13

the challenger says...

Absolutely disgraceful! This cannot be allowed to go ahead. The Public Sector are capped at 1% and this will not change. How on earth can MP'S even consider this move in the present austerity climate and so soon after their expenses scandal. Budgets for Local Government, Police ,Education and Health are being cut to the bone, and after all, we are all in this together, unless of course you are an MP it would seem. I fear that if this deal does actually go through, the people of Britain will rebel and MP's and the Government could find themselves in the midst of an even deeper scandal. Again, this is Disgraceful !!
Absolutely disgraceful! This cannot be allowed to go ahead. The Public Sector are capped at 1% and this will not change. How on earth can MP'S even consider this move in the present austerity climate and so soon after their expenses scandal. Budgets for Local Government, Police ,Education and Health are being cut to the bone, and after all, we are all in this together, unless of course you are an MP it would seem. I fear that if this deal does actually go through, the people of Britain will rebel and MP's and the Government could find themselves in the midst of an even deeper scandal. Again, this is Disgraceful !! the challenger

12:01pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ian923 says...

I would want to see evidence that these 2 gave away their rises in the form of receipts from the charities concerned. You can,t trust any MP,s!
I would want to see evidence that these 2 gave away their rises in the form of receipts from the charities concerned. You can,t trust any MP,s! ian923

12:16pm Thu 12 Dec 13

vc1980 says...

I haven't had a pay rise for years because of so called government budget cuts and this is allowed?!!! I only get paid for the job and don’t claim any unnecessary expenses. It's all good and well for Cameron, Clegg and Milliband to complain about it but will they refuse their little pay rise and donate it to charity instead? I think not. I had to turn down a place at university because I couldn't afford to pay the fees that the government so brilliantly tripled. Their annual increase would've covered the costs of my course easily. I now again work full time instead in a job I want to progress in but am financially unable to. My husband (he works full time and is self employed too) works 7 days a week to keep us afloat and we still struggle. We haven't had a pay rise for years and the cost of living just keeps going up and up. No wonder this country is on it's knees and we, as the constituents, have no faith in the fat cat government members. It's disgusting!!
I haven't had a pay rise for years because of so called government budget cuts and this is allowed?!!! I only get paid for the job and don’t claim any unnecessary expenses. It's all good and well for Cameron, Clegg and Milliband to complain about it but will they refuse their little pay rise and donate it to charity instead? I think not. I had to turn down a place at university because I couldn't afford to pay the fees that the government so brilliantly tripled. Their annual increase would've covered the costs of my course easily. I now again work full time instead in a job I want to progress in but am financially unable to. My husband (he works full time and is self employed too) works 7 days a week to keep us afloat and we still struggle. We haven't had a pay rise for years and the cost of living just keeps going up and up. No wonder this country is on it's knees and we, as the constituents, have no faith in the fat cat government members. It's disgusting!! vc1980

12:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

vc1980 says...

I haven't had a pay rise for years because of so called government budget cuts and this is allowed?!!! I only get paid for the job and don’t claim any unnecessary expenses. It's all good and well for Cameron, Clegg and Milliband to complain about it but will they refuse their little pay rise and donate it to charity instead? I think not. I had to turn down a place at university because I couldn't afford to pay the fees that the government so brilliantly tripled. Their annual increase would've covered the costs of my course easily. I now again work full time instead in a job I want to progress in but am financially unable to. My husband (he works full time and is self employed too) works 7 days a week to keep us afloat and we still struggle. We haven't had a pay rise for years and the cost of living just keeps going up and up. No wonder this country is on it's knees and we, as the constituents, have no faith in the fat cat government members. Disgusting!!
I haven't had a pay rise for years because of so called government budget cuts and this is allowed?!!! I only get paid for the job and don’t claim any unnecessary expenses. It's all good and well for Cameron, Clegg and Milliband to complain about it but will they refuse their little pay rise and donate it to charity instead? I think not. I had to turn down a place at university because I couldn't afford to pay the fees that the government so brilliantly tripled. Their annual increase would've covered the costs of my course easily. I now again work full time instead in a job I want to progress in but am financially unable to. My husband (he works full time and is self employed too) works 7 days a week to keep us afloat and we still struggle. We haven't had a pay rise for years and the cost of living just keeps going up and up. No wonder this country is on it's knees and we, as the constituents, have no faith in the fat cat government members. Disgusting!! vc1980

12:20pm Thu 12 Dec 13

David Lacey says...

An excellent point is made by DarloXman. The salaries paid to council officials are ridiculous. And the idea that they deserve the money or they would be snapped up by private sector firms is farcical. There should be an absolute upper limit of £100K in the entire public sector. Add to that a lower limit of 15% - in other words no worker should get less than £15K, however menial the task.
An excellent point is made by DarloXman. The salaries paid to council officials are ridiculous. And the idea that they deserve the money or they would be snapped up by private sector firms is farcical. There should be an absolute upper limit of £100K in the entire public sector. Add to that a lower limit of 15% - in other words no worker should get less than £15K, however menial the task. David Lacey

12:56pm Thu 12 Dec 13

MSG says...

The bar has now been set for next years pay rises and the politicians will not be able to intervene, I won't settle for less than 11%, will anyone else ???.

John, "Revolution Time" I am In !!!

Darlo Xman - spot on
The bar has now been set for next years pay rises and the politicians will not be able to intervene, I won't settle for less than 11%, will anyone else ???. John, "Revolution Time" I am In !!! Darlo Xman - spot on MSG

1:37pm Thu 12 Dec 13

The Grim North says...

David Lacey wrote:
An excellent point is made by DarloXman. The salaries paid to council officials are ridiculous. And the idea that they deserve the money or they would be snapped up by private sector firms is farcical. There should be an absolute upper limit of £100K in the entire public sector. Add to that a lower limit of 15% - in other words no worker should get less than £15K, however menial the task.
Its not fair to make comparison of MP's jobs with others. Council officials genarally have qualifications to to their job whereas as MPs don't need any qualifications or training - except for looking straight into someone's face & lie without blinking.

I think it would be better if the public sector set top salaries (and pensions) at a fixed multipe of the bottom paid.
[quote][p][bold]David Lacey[/bold] wrote: An excellent point is made by DarloXman. The salaries paid to council officials are ridiculous. And the idea that they deserve the money or they would be snapped up by private sector firms is farcical. There should be an absolute upper limit of £100K in the entire public sector. Add to that a lower limit of 15% - in other words no worker should get less than £15K, however menial the task.[/p][/quote]Its not fair to make comparison of MP's jobs with others. Council officials genarally have qualifications to to their job whereas as MPs don't need any qualifications or training - except for looking straight into someone's face & lie without blinking. I think it would be better if the public sector set top salaries (and pensions) at a fixed multipe of the bottom paid. The Grim North

1:59pm Thu 12 Dec 13

gramps427 says...

Its simply another con job from a Parliament where corruption is rife; MP's should be treated no differently to any other public servant. They should have to face up to austerity with all the rest of us. The public should wake up and see how unrepresentative of the British people are our main political parties at both National and Local levels; they represent the Elite first then their party then themselves; the rest of us are just statistics on pages being manipulated for the benefit of others.
Its simply another con job from a Parliament where corruption is rife; MP's should be treated no differently to any other public servant. They should have to face up to austerity with all the rest of us. The public should wake up and see how unrepresentative of the British people are our main political parties at both National and Local levels; they represent the Elite first then their party then themselves; the rest of us are just statistics on pages being manipulated for the benefit of others. gramps427

2:49pm Thu 12 Dec 13

punkrocker says...

for once I agree with lacey. upto 250k just to run a council. cameron runs an entire country and doesn't get that. like him or loathe him he should be paid more than a Cllr.
for once I agree with lacey. upto 250k just to run a council. cameron runs an entire country and doesn't get that. like him or loathe him he should be paid more than a Cllr. punkrocker

2:53pm Thu 12 Dec 13

johnny_p says...

"Just two MPs pledge to give away inflation-busting pay rise"

And why should they? Much as I don't approve of such pay rises in these times of austerity, I can't see other Public Sector workers giving away an inflation busting pay rise if they managed to get one.

Just another inflammatory headline title designed to wind people up.
"Just two MPs pledge to give away inflation-busting pay rise" And why should they? Much as I don't approve of such pay rises in these times of austerity, I can't see other Public Sector workers giving away an inflation busting pay rise if they managed to get one. Just another inflammatory headline title designed to wind people up. johnny_p

4:38pm Thu 12 Dec 13

jewitt says...

I think what annoys me is the fact that these MPs have eulogised about the necessary cuts for other public sector workers - pay freeze at 1%, average salary scheme, pension destruction and cutting expenses. Yet they don't apply the same strictures to their own pay and conditions often getting ridiclous expenses (£15 lunch per day), paid family members to dubiously support their own offices (note: increasing their 'household' income) and they still have a final salary scheme. Personally, I regard it as utter corruption and the end of any interest for me in the forthcoming elections and for that matter politics. I've finally realised that a liberal democracy is as middle class and elitist as any other form of tyranny..
I think what annoys me is the fact that these MPs have eulogised about the necessary cuts for other public sector workers - pay freeze at 1%, average salary scheme, pension destruction and cutting expenses. Yet they don't apply the same strictures to their own pay and conditions often getting ridiclous expenses (£15 lunch per day), paid family members to dubiously support their own offices (note: increasing their 'household' income) and they still have a final salary scheme. Personally, I regard it as utter corruption and the end of any interest for me in the forthcoming elections and for that matter politics. I've finally realised that a liberal democracy is as middle class and elitist as any other form of tyranny.. jewitt

4:41pm Thu 12 Dec 13

jewitt says...

johnny_p wrote:
"Just two MPs pledge to give away inflation-busting pay rise" And why should they? Much as I don't approve of such pay rises in these times of austerity, I can't see other Public Sector workers giving away an inflation busting pay rise if they managed to get one. Just another inflammatory headline title designed to wind people up.
Public sector workers haven't had a pay rise to give away.
[quote][p][bold]johnny_p[/bold] wrote: "Just two MPs pledge to give away inflation-busting pay rise" And why should they? Much as I don't approve of such pay rises in these times of austerity, I can't see other Public Sector workers giving away an inflation busting pay rise if they managed to get one. Just another inflammatory headline title designed to wind people up.[/p][/quote]Public sector workers haven't had a pay rise to give away. jewitt

4:48pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Voice-of-reality says...

Independent decision - not the MPs awarding themselves a pay rise Further, no other worker would be expected to handback a payrise he/she was offered - so why should the MPs? I would agree that their expenses need to be overhauled - I would argue that they should submit them as tax deductions (as the rest of us do) but if it is decided that the going rate for a job is X then the people doing that job should be paid X.
Independent decision - not the MPs awarding themselves a pay rise Further, no other worker would be expected to handback a payrise he/she was offered - so why should the MPs? I would agree that their expenses need to be overhauled - I would argue that they should submit them as tax deductions (as the rest of us do) but if it is decided that the going rate for a job is X then the people doing that job should be paid X. Voice-of-reality

5:15pm Thu 12 Dec 13

DarloXman says...

We (the public) have been conned for years over MP salaries. The "whole" package includes a lot more - an unmatched pension scheme, 'redundancy/terminat
ion' payments, support for office staff (wives/husbands/chil
dren) as well as general expenses. This is something that was expanded in Thatcher's period but something all parties and most individual MPs went along with ever since. After the publication of the expenses claimed in 2009, the MPs have found themselves in the difficult position of having to reduce their expense claims and to be exposed to greater scrutiny - reducing their opportunities for other "gains"!! I however have very little or no sympathy with them as I consider the overall package is still very generous.

As to the point of the "going rate for the job" - the private sector take into consideration supply and demand when determining the remuneration of any position (not just responsibility, skills and experience)! Last time I looked I did not see any constituency seat uncontested nor any of the major parties finding it difficult to get prospective candidates.

I support leaving the salaries as they are!
We (the public) have been conned for years over MP salaries. The "whole" package includes a lot more - an unmatched pension scheme, 'redundancy/terminat ion' payments, support for office staff (wives/husbands/chil dren) as well as general expenses. This is something that was expanded in Thatcher's period but something all parties and most individual MPs went along with ever since. After the publication of the expenses claimed in 2009, the MPs have found themselves in the difficult position of having to reduce their expense claims and to be exposed to greater scrutiny - reducing their opportunities for other "gains"!! I however have very little or no sympathy with them as I consider the overall package is still very generous. As to the point of the "going rate for the job" - the private sector take into consideration supply and demand when determining the remuneration of any position (not just responsibility, skills and experience)! Last time I looked I did not see any constituency seat uncontested nor any of the major parties finding it difficult to get prospective candidates. I support leaving the salaries as they are! DarloXman

5:18pm Thu 12 Dec 13

behonest says...

"Ian Swales MP, who represents Redcar, said he would not comment on the issue because Ipsa was an independent body."

Eh? Swales must be a Lib Dum! Ian Huntley acted independently when he murdered Holly and Jessica, but MPs lined up to condemn the monster. Utility companies are 'independent' of Parliament but MPs criticise them, etc, etc, etc. What a ridiculous comment from Swales - he either agrees with an 11% rise or he does not agree, he should have the guts to say which one it is - not make a ridiculous excuse and say 'No comment'!

Mind you, this is a common con trick being employed by politicians on this issue. Listen out for how many times they try to hide behind the word 'Independent'. You know, IPSA the 'Independent' body set up by MPs, the 'Independent' body that could be removed just as easily by MPs, but MPs (mostly) keep hiding behind 'Independent' so that they can take the 11% rise. And does anyone seriously believe that IPSA has not been 'briefed' by MPs as to what recommendations to make? Or do we really believe that IPSA is 'Independent'?

Pure greed. If MPs pay needs reviewing then fair enough. But not now, when they are imposing 1% rises on all other public sector workers for years to come. And how about 'Independent' pay review bodies for all public sector groups, whose recommendations will be binding on government? Oh no, can't have that, there's only one carriage on this gravy train, and it's full - of MPs.
"Ian Swales MP, who represents Redcar, said he would not comment on the issue because Ipsa was an independent body." Eh? Swales must be a Lib Dum! Ian Huntley acted independently when he murdered Holly and Jessica, but MPs lined up to condemn the monster. Utility companies are 'independent' of Parliament but MPs criticise them, etc, etc, etc. What a ridiculous comment from Swales - he either agrees with an 11% rise or he does not agree, he should have the guts to say which one it is - not make a ridiculous excuse and say 'No comment'! Mind you, this is a common con trick being employed by politicians on this issue. Listen out for how many times they try to hide behind the word 'Independent'. You know, IPSA the 'Independent' body set up by MPs, the 'Independent' body that could be removed just as easily by MPs, but MPs (mostly) keep hiding behind 'Independent' so that they can take the 11% rise. And does anyone seriously believe that IPSA has not been 'briefed' by MPs as to what recommendations to make? Or do we really believe that IPSA is 'Independent'? Pure greed. If MPs pay needs reviewing then fair enough. But not now, when they are imposing 1% rises on all other public sector workers for years to come. And how about 'Independent' pay review bodies for all public sector groups, whose recommendations will be binding on government? Oh no, can't have that, there's only one carriage on this gravy train, and it's full - of MPs. behonest

5:29pm Fri 13 Dec 13

cushybutterfield says...

As bad as some well known northern retired 'left wing socialist Union Leaders' ......now living in London and the South with their huge' Union Pension Handshake Payouts,, free benefits etc. It just makes you want to tear up your 'old Union Card', then up 'stumps and sticks' from the North East and apply for a 'new job' at the Gangemouth Refinery in Scotland ........... (Thats if it is still open for work and exists).
As bad as some well known northern retired 'left wing socialist Union Leaders' ......now living in London and the South with their huge' Union Pension Handshake Payouts,, free benefits etc. It just makes you want to tear up your 'old Union Card', then up 'stumps and sticks' from the North East and apply for a 'new job' at the Gangemouth Refinery in Scotland ........... (Thats if it is still open for work and exists). cushybutterfield

5:36pm Fri 13 Dec 13

thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth says...

Greedy lying thieving arrogant pigs.

Bit like the local politicians and councillors really.
Greedy lying thieving arrogant pigs. Bit like the local politicians and councillors really. thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth

5:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

cushybutterfield says...

I can see 'Ed Milliband and Co' all ' via-ing' and going now on a few world cruises and sunny continental holidays. 'Pontins' will be well kicked into touch. There are**also some good holiday packages going for 'Ed and Co', now to........... mother 'Russia, China, Cuba and North Korea 'who are in desparate need of British currency. Dave Cameron of course has earned a well earned rest, rebuilding the shattered, broken British economy, I would suggest a decent 'chill out' in a 'southern Spanish Vineyard' for D.C. he certainly deserves and has worked for it, rebuilding Britain.. '
I can see 'Ed Milliband and Co' all ' via-ing' and going now on a few world cruises and sunny continental holidays. 'Pontins' will be well kicked into touch. There are**also some good holiday packages going for 'Ed and Co', now to........... mother 'Russia, China, Cuba and North Korea 'who are in desparate need of British currency. Dave Cameron of course has earned a well earned rest, rebuilding the shattered, broken British economy, I would suggest a decent 'chill out' in a 'southern Spanish Vineyard' for D.C. he certainly deserves and has worked for it, rebuilding Britain.. ' cushybutterfield

5:49pm Fri 13 Dec 13

cushybutterfield says...

The 'Truth and NBTT'. Were you referring to some past retired 'Union Punters' or just having a Giraffe ?........and a Happy prosperous Christmas to you.
The 'Truth and NBTT'. Were you referring to some past retired 'Union Punters' or just having a Giraffe ?........and a Happy prosperous Christmas to you. cushybutterfield

7:19pm Fri 13 Dec 13

thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth says...

cushybutterfield wrote:
The 'Truth and NBTT'. Were you referring to some past retired 'Union Punters' or just having a Giraffe ?........and a Happy prosperous Christmas to you.
No I was being deadly serious about all politicians and councillors. They're all the same. Greedy lying corrupt scum.
[quote][p][bold]cushybutterfield[/bold] wrote: The 'Truth and NBTT'. Were you referring to some past retired 'Union Punters' or just having a Giraffe ?........and a Happy prosperous Christmas to you.[/p][/quote]No I was being deadly serious about all politicians and councillors. They're all the same. Greedy lying corrupt scum. thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth

8:29pm Fri 13 Dec 13

spragger says...

You can more than double that salary for the cost to the taxpayer. The unaffordable pension will take the bulk of that.
The taxpayer cannot afford these Public Sector pensions.
- Who will change them to a money purchase one?
You can more than double that salary for the cost to the taxpayer. The unaffordable pension will take the bulk of that. The taxpayer cannot afford these Public Sector pensions. - Who will change them to a money purchase one? spragger

7:33pm Sun 15 Dec 13

cushybutterfield says...

I can recommend an excellent ***Book to both all Ministers, politicians and all long term ****benefit workshy, it is entitled, ***Self Help**** by Samuel Smiles. It even tells you ***How**** to get out of bed in the morning and How to polish your shoes and appear clean and smartly dressed.It also advises ****How**** to get on your bike, and ride more than a 'Mile or Two' and ***How***look for a Job and ****Earn*** a living. In general comments the book also advises , a 'Fair days ****work***** for a fair days pay, an alien concept nowadays to 'many left wing, commie, labourite' activists and some Union punters.
I can recommend an excellent ***Book to both all Ministers, politicians and all long term ****benefit workshy, it is entitled, ***Self Help**** by Samuel Smiles. It even tells you ***How**** to get out of bed in the morning and How to polish your shoes and appear clean and smartly dressed.It also advises ****How**** to get on your bike, and ride more than a 'Mile or Two' and ***How***look for a Job and ****Earn*** a living. In general comments the book also advises , a 'Fair days ****work***** for a fair days pay, an alien concept nowadays to 'many left wing, commie, labourite' activists and some Union punters. cushybutterfield

8:10pm Mon 16 Dec 13

cushybutterfield says...

Talking about ***inept politicians in general, I see Liberal NICK CLEGG, is as much use to the decent working class British people as a 'chocolate-fireguard
' he refuses point blank n the future, to impose ***ANY cap whatsoever into further *****mass immigration into sardine-tin 'near bursting pont' Britain. Since 198O the British Population has increased by nearly ********Thirteen Million.********** Yet the British people,... the man in the street is pleading for a *Cap as our British infracstructure is at beaking point, re..... NHS, Benefits system, Housing etc. CLEGG is ignoring the lot.....Shocking and disgusting liberal politics.
Talking about ***inept politicians in general, I see Liberal NICK CLEGG, is as much use to the decent working class British people as a 'chocolate-fireguard ' he refuses point blank n the future, to impose ***ANY cap whatsoever into further *****mass immigration into sardine-tin 'near bursting pont' Britain. Since 198O the British Population has increased by nearly ********Thirteen Million.********** Yet the British people,... the man in the street is pleading for a *Cap as our British infracstructure is at beaking point, re..... NHS, Benefits system, Housing etc. CLEGG is ignoring the lot.....Shocking and disgusting liberal politics. cushybutterfield

8:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Deanne100 says...

Last time I looked Ada Burns earned in excess of 187K per annum

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/politics
/council-spending/87
14687/Council-chief-
executive-salaries-2
01011-interactive-ta
ble-and-draft-accoun
ts.html

Much food for thought I think.
Last time I looked Ada Burns earned in excess of 187K per annum http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/politics /council-spending/87 14687/Council-chief- executive-salaries-2 01011-interactive-ta ble-and-draft-accoun ts.html Much food for thought I think. Deanne100

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