The_Hurricane wrote: »
I'll stick my neck out and say I'm in favour of the pay-rises provided it attracts better caliber candidates to the role.
ValHaller wrote: »
I agree. There is something quite barmy about attitudes to the way we pay MPs - sooner or later if we let their salaries erode, it will become a choice for some of going on Jeremy Kyle or becoming an MP. At that point we will decide to do without them and become some kind of dictatorship.
I did read too that there is a move to cut their severance allowances for when they leave parliament.
I think we should be paying them more and restricting their scope to earn outside parliament. And we should be more ready to kick them out individually. I would happily see them on over £100000 if they were doing a good job.
thestub wrote: »
Want to attract high quality people from diverse backgrounds (our MPs are anything but diverse) you have to compete with the tops of other professions. £100k and we will start seeing decent calibre people coming through, rather than career politicians.
Soubrette wrote: »
I too agree with a sum of £100,000 a year but I would like to see all expenses cut to only those allowable to the rest of us.
But a serious question. If you offer a lot of money for any position, does it attract the best calibre candidate or just the greediest?
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Plus what we already know
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