Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Is this the start of reconnecting MP’s with the real world?
Gordon has blocked a 650quid per year pay rise for MP’s stating that it is important to limit pay rises and thereby inflation. In addition, Gordon has called for a review of MP’s gold plated, index linked, final salary pension schemes. Is this the start or reconnecting our MP’s with the real world? For this to happen MP’s salary, pension, expenses and taxes must be the same as everyone else. It’s a start, but lets not be fooled in to thinking this move will solve it. For MP’s this moves leaves open two escape roots, these being increased expenses and further liberty with the tax laws. The next move must be to shut down the special department in HMRC that deals only with MP’s taxes – why do MP’s need such a special department? Oh to apply the laws differently!