Now, in the light of the MPs expenses scandal earlier this year, would you say he deserves a pay rise? And furthermore, in the light of the current recession and belt-tightening and need to cut government spending, would you say he ough to have a pay rise?
Jesus wept, where do these people think the money comes from?
When I was young, I recall saving up for months and months to purchase a Sega Megadrive. I saved up for it, my own pocket money and doing chores like mowing lawns and washing cars, and once I had accumulated enough money, I bought it.
I didn't take out a loan, I didn't 'bring forward future spending'. I was twelve years old and I was more fiscally responsible than the current government.
Unless of course, this whole recession thing is a hoax, unemployment is at a low and tax receipts have never been higher. Somewhere along the line the powers that be forgot to tell us its a joke and actually they have money spewing forth from every orifice.
And this blurry cam shot is Dr Malcolm Jack, Clerk to the House, the BBC tells us:-
His salary rose from a pay band of £170,000 - £175,000 to £190,000 - £195,000. He also received an increase in benefits in kind from £20,000 to £25,000.How the blazes? What kind of justification, how? I'm almost speechless.