Shameless MPs have reluctantly agreed to give up some of their lavish perks – but only in return for a massive pay rise.
This could mean their basic wage of £63,291 would rise immediately to more than £100,000.
Support is gathering in Westminster for MPs to be given a ‘proper’ salary in return for scrapping their second-home allowance.
The perk – which allows them to claim £24,000 a year for mortgage interest payments, utilities bills and similar expenses – has become a longstanding source of controversy amid claims that it is being widely abused.
A government whip also became embroiled in the expenses row today after claiming thousands of pounds for a second London home despite already having one within 10 miles of Westminster.
The Government have the nerve to moan about Fred Goodwin in an effort to deflect from their own greed.
Yet whilst Rome burns…………………..
For all you number crunchers out there……..
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
The only significance is that it is unusual and I liked it. Perhaps I could get an allowance for it ?
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