Winchester MP Steve Brine silent over big pay rise

Basingstoke Gazette: Winchester MP Steve Brine silent over big pay rise Winchester MP Steve Brine silent over big pay rise

WINCHESTER MP, Steve Brine, has declined to discuss whether he would accept the 11 per cent increase for MPs, which will see their pay up from £66,000 a year to £74,000 in 2015.

In a statement, he said: “With overwhelming support from the public, Parliament agreed in 2009 to set up an independent body so MPs would rightly no longer have a say in setting pay and pensions.

“There are no final recommendations from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and there will be a further statutory review after the election, when they will hopefully bring forward proposals that see the cost of politics go down and not up.”

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5:33pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Yves1977 says...

What's that dobbledeegook statement supposed to mean? Why is he avoiding a perfectly reasonable question?
Actually I think he and the other MPs should get more money. If Prof Carter at King Alfred's teacher training college, whoops, Winchester University, is 'worth' £222k then our MPs should get more.
Actually Prof Carter is not worth £222k but MPs should be paid more!
What's that dobbledeegook statement supposed to mean? Why is he avoiding a perfectly reasonable question? Actually I think he and the other MPs should get more money. If Prof Carter at King Alfred's teacher training college, whoops, Winchester University, is 'worth' £222k then our MPs should get more. Actually Prof Carter is not worth £222k but MPs should be paid more! Yves1977

7:32am Fri 13 Dec 13

Philip Ross says...

Over the past five years I have had two pay cuts and only one rise of 1% and my pay is less than half of the amount that MPs get at present. Considering their job is part time with half the year on holiday there is absolutely no justification for a rise and the idea should be rejected immediately. When we consider that some MPS claim over £130K per year in expenses as well it could be that a pay cut would be more appropriate.
Over the past five years I have had two pay cuts and only one rise of 1% and my pay is less than half of the amount that MPs get at present. Considering their job is part time with half the year on holiday there is absolutely no justification for a rise and the idea should be rejected immediately. When we consider that some MPS claim over £130K per year in expenses as well it could be that a pay cut would be more appropriate. Philip Ross

8:00pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Towag says...

Lol !! Are we surprised?? I think not!! As always do as we say and not what we do....
Lol !! Are we surprised?? I think not!! As always do as we say and not what we do.... Towag

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