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Should MPs/Lords show solidarity with those on furlough/made redundant/getting nothing and return 20% of their salaries and expenses for last 12 months ?

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MPs & Lords
« on: 05-03-21, 08:42AM »
Should MPs/Lords show solidarity with those on furlough/made redundant/getting nothing return 20% of their salaries and expenses ?

BIG vote yes from me  :thumbup:  :thumbup:
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« Reply #1 on: 05-03-21, 12:24PM »
Makes me wonder who the NOs are  8-)
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« Reply #2 on: 05-03-21, 02:31PM »
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #3 on: 05-03-21, 03:51PM »
Well Nomad finally something you and I agree on, I 100 percent agree with this idea.
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #4 on: 05-03-21, 07:59PM »
Yea penguin, I've cracked it  :)  :-*

I seriously think they should do it, if they are genuine when they say "we are all in this together".

I had the thought when an MP on TV was constantly banging on about how little money the country had to spare in relation to the governments suggested pay rise award for nurses.
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #5 on: 11-03-21, 07:20AM »
NO ,we are in work too.we had a bonus (though not a lot after tax etc).those who say yes to this I presume they would be willing to give up 20% of their pay , to show solidarity?? Thought not!

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #6 on: 11-03-21, 11:11AM »
Us, 20% of very little  8-)

Them, unlike MPs/Lords etc we don't cost UK Ltd approx £550,000,000.00 per annum.
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #7 on: 01-04-21, 02:01AM »
Makes me wonder who the NOs are  8-)

A bit late to the party.
But that's me.
Why should they?
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #8 on: 01-04-21, 10:56AM »
They are 'supposed' to be leaders, example setters etc, and a good percentage of them have done very little over the last 12 months.
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #9 on: 01-04-21, 02:29PM »
"They are 'supposed' to be leaders" so you want them to get less money? mp's make terrable money compaired to other jobs, some store managers in retail make more. mp's are making life and death decisions and laws that effect millions of people in the country. and beyond.
A large portion of mp's take paycuts from their normal working fields to enter politics because they believe they can make a difference rightly or wrongly.
Highly qualified intelligent people would never enter politics if you cut mp wages. And the main reason you dont want to pay polititions low wages is have a look at all the other poor countries they are all much more susceptible to bribery and corruption.
This thread is just childish and pathetic.

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #10 on: 01-04-21, 04:33PM »
https://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/members/pay-mps/

"The basic annual salary for an MP from 1 April 2020 is £81,932. MPs also receive expenses to cover the costs of running an office, employing staff, having somewhere to live in London or their constituency, and travelling between Parliament and their constituency."

Don't know a lot of SMs who are on more than that, most I know are on less than this amount.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/03/nearly-one-in-five-mps-have-regular-paid-work-outside-parliament

There have been records of MPs having a 2nd job, it's a mateyboy doss job, they don't need to quit their field to be an MP.

As for making life and death decisions... the statement speaks for itself.

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #11 on: 01-04-21, 04:55PM »
wow you must be popular if you know every sm in the country and what they earn, since my exact words where "some store managers in retail make more"
And there are very strict rules for second jobs as an mp. most  mp's with second jobs are lawyersand in medical field and media

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #12 on: 01-04-21, 05:02PM »
..............
This thread is just childish and pathetic.
Well, you just became part of it  :D

As NightAndDay has rightly pointed out it's not as simple as just quoting salaries.

I never forget how over the years politicians when discussing little or no pay rises for nurses they would proclaim that the nurses do the job they do out of a sense of duty and care and not for the amount of money they get paid, it's a pity they(MPs) could never take a leaf out of their own book.

3,332 candidates fought over the 650 seats in 2019 election, obviously a poorly paid unpopular job  :-X
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #13 on: 01-04-21, 05:06PM »
U.K. population 66 million, doesn’t seem that popular. also on the stupid pay rise comparison, let me guess u get all your info from the daily mail? Last mp-nurse pay rise was about 3% each
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #14 on: 01-04-21, 06:13PM »
300 quid a day to turn up pick your nose for 5 mins have some subsidised lobster bisque and go home.

Not a bad job eh.

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #15 on: 01-04-21, 06:15PM »
If that’s what you think they do, 🤦 I will admit that the main thing mp’s are failing in, is education! Going by this thread
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #16 on: 01-04-21, 09:52PM »
dotnochance, I'm happy to disagree with you, but I do find it a shame that you seem incapable of having a debate without resorting to snide remarks aimed at any and all that disagree with you.

It really is sad.
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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #17 on: 02-04-21, 05:09AM »
Boo-hoo

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #18 on: 02-04-21, 11:29AM »
Boo-boo red card me if you want, I mean vlads allowed to say deeply racist s*** and nothing happens to him his racist s*** is still up, people on here post stuff about dotcom staff like dotcomedy and saying entire department should be dumped, your fine with all that. Stick you card up your arse f****ng hypocrite. Racist stuff is fine but mildly offensive comments aren’t!

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #19 on: 02-04-21, 01:26PM »
Whilst I'm not quite as against the idea as dotnochance, I do think this is a pretty daft topic.

It reminds me of those silly Facebook posts "I bet no one is brave enough to share this, but share if you think MPs should be on minimum wage" or some other tripe.

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Re: MPs & Lords
« Reply #20 on: 02-04-21, 03:54PM »
I fully agree with your second paragraph re: FB.

I never join in with a pretty daft topic, why would I.
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