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Consequences & Responsibility

It seems like our elected political masters know who to look after when things get a bit tough. Despite their hammering over abuses of the lucrative and thoroughly lifestyle supporting expenses, for which they have operated within the rules of course, they have decided to reward those who approved this expenses financial windfall for them.

With everyone being forced to tighten their belts, local councils having to cut budgets for just about everything after losing tax payers money in dodgy foreign bank ‘investments’, as well as financing who knows what, I was a little surprised to see in the media that pay rises for some of the lucky few are well above what everyone else is told they need to accept to ensure that everything is affordable in these bleak times.

An 11% rise for the most senior Commons official, Malcolm Jack, means he now earns more than Gordon Brown. His pay rose from a £170,000-£175,000 band to £190,000-£195,000. He also got an increase in benefits in kind from £20,000 to £25,000.

Director of Resources Andrew Walker’s salary rose from a band of £115,000 – £120,000 to £125,000 – £130,000.

The increases were reportedly approved by a senior pay panel, but they come at a time when others in the public sector are seeing their annual salary rises restricted to about 2%.

They’ll be ‘investing’ in some scheme or other next. Pity there is no mention of consequences and responsibility.


3 Responses

  1. I find it hilarious when I read that the tax-payer is now a major share-holder in these banks. When will I see the return for my investment? Never. Can I get a mortgage on the basis my wages are now significantly lower due to my taxes increasing to pay to prop up the banks? Nope. Am I seriously disillusioned and wondering whether to emigrate? Yep. Would I like to have written this comment with a swear-word after every syllable?

  2. Once again, I find myself muttering, “I’m in the wrong bloody job” and shaking my head.

    An 11% pay rise? I don’t think I’ve ever had that much, even back in the 80s when inflation was much higher.

  3. Again, the thieves of westminster line their own pockets.

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