MP hits out at 'out-of-touch' 11% pay rise for politicians
MP says proposals to give members of parliament a huge 11% pay
rise are "ludicrous and out of touch."
Munt has spoken out this week after national media reports that
the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is considering
the huge pay hike for MPs.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "At a time when everyone
is being asked by the Government to tighten their belts, anyone
who suggests Members of Parliament should receive a pay rise is
completely out of touch with reality!"
"If I had the chance to vote against this, I would, but
the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) makes
the rules on pay, not MPs."
"Im pretty sure that under the current system, I cant
even reject a pay rise, in much the same way as I cant demand
"IPSA was set up as a response to the MPs expenses
scandal and controls MPs pay and the costs of running their
"IPSA hasn't published its report yet, but the media suggests
a recommendation of an 11% pay rise for those MPs elected in 2015
"It's the Governments job to get the economy back
on track. Maybe when were in a position to ensure all public
sector workers have a decent pay increase, we could reasonably
expect IPSA to look at MPs pay packets. Until then
no thank you!"