Carswell says huge pay hike for MPs would be 'absurd'

Carswell says huge pay hike for MPs would be 'absurd'

Carswell says huge pay hike for MPs would be 'absurd'

First published in News

CLACTON’S MP has slammed calls for a massive hike in politicians’ pay “absurd”.

MPs taking part in an anonymous survey reckoned they should earn £86,250 - a huge one-third increase.

More than two-thirds thought they were underpaid earning £65,738, which is more than double the national average wage.

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell didn’t take part in the survey but said a wage hike would send out the wrong message.

“There is a freeze in public sector salaries and I think that should apply to MPs,” he said.

“I think the idea of any increase at a time of austerity is, frankly, absurd.”

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority sets MPs’ wages.

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11:36am Sat 19 Jan 13

peanuts68 says...

bloody disgraceful should earn £86,250 a huge one-third increase. two-thirds thought they were underpaid earning £65,738, which is more than double the national average wage, my god this is being so so greedy , they should have there wages cut by over half , see how they manage to live on what everyone else has to live on
bloody disgraceful should earn £86,250 a huge one-third increase. two-thirds thought they were underpaid earning £65,738, which is more than double the national average wage, my god this is being so so greedy , they should have there wages cut by over half , see how they manage to live on what everyone else has to live on peanuts68
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7:22pm Sun 20 Jan 13

FTWJackal says...

What can you really say to this ???
They have ripped this country to pieces and left devastation in their wake with all the cuts.
One set of people who have been hit harder than most are the disabled, where even a man with a terminal brain tumor has been told he is fit for work and had his benefit cut..... and these idiots think they DESERVE a pay rise.

I think all you MPs need to think yourself lucky you even still in your jobs. Trust me, if you do not start working harder for US, the constituents you are paid to represent, then you can kiss you job goodbye.....
What can you really say to this ??? They have ripped this country to pieces and left devastation in their wake with all the cuts. One set of people who have been hit harder than most are the disabled, where even a man with a terminal brain tumor has been told he is fit for work and had his benefit cut..... and these idiots think they DESERVE a pay rise. I think all you MPs need to think yourself lucky you even still in your jobs. Trust me, if you do not start working harder for US, the constituents you are paid to represent, then you can kiss you job goodbye..... FTWJackal
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