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Mrs John Murphy

How much is your MP ripping you off for?

While we're all feeling the pinch MPs are still continuing to enrich themselves.

However, you can now check to see what your MPs are claiming for. Noting of course the Cameron and his cronies want to see IPSA shut down.

http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/

How much did your local MP claim? Mine claimed almost £7000.
bbnaz

Are your politicians (on the national level) part of an elite group?  Here in the US, once one is elected to Congress or Senate, they get special healthcare, special retirement benefits and even if they only are there for one term, they get lifetime pay.

eta:

Which made the health care plan they passed suspect as they wrote it to exempt themselves from the same provisions as they deemed suitable for the general populace.
Slapshot 3

£12,944
maffy

flown in tory, guy opperman mp. there were more libdems than what he expected around at election time. asked a unexpectedly vaguely annoying first question at pmqs yesterday. £1525.23

auntie beeb had an article about the new mps struggling on with the new acceptable expenses regime today. the very day after one of their number defected to head of comms for cameron.

lucky the eu opined against murdochvision to deflect the main bulletins, or we'd be watching/listening to more things about lucky queensland. not mentioning the helmetcam thing.

today's you and yours what i accidentally listened too on the wireless asked if i'd rather be subscribing to albanian or greek tv than sky, - just before 10mins

due to sky's super-britishness. me - yep, i would happily cough up for sporza subs, but not for the rotten overpriced rubbish what we're served up with here.

auntie also reported that the most qualified NI catholic bizzie did not banker her good friday agreeness catholic early retirement clause in her late forties. wants to be chief constable of obligatory-helmet-province before she goes, it seems. unless we get to vote for sherrifs.

...rather windy tonight, is it not...
ventoux

Re: How much is your MP ripping you off for?

Mrs John Murphy wrote:

How much did your local MP claim? Mine claimed almost £7000.


Bloody amateurs....

... meanwhile, here in Ireland....
Quote:

the figures show that Donegal's six TDs claimed a total of nearly €805,000 between them on top of their Dáil salaries. A TD's mininum wage is roughly €100,000 a year

In Donegal South West, Deputy Dinny McGinley of Fine Gael received just over €177,000 in expenses and allowances; Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher collected €130,000 while Tánaiste Mary Coughlan received just under €39,000
Mrs John Murphy

I teach a guy who stood as a candidate in the last election and who is currently working in a minister's office. All I can say is - he doesn't have two braincells to rub together - and yet he is considered to be something of a 'high-flyer'.

Our local MP would attend the opening of an envelope if she thought it meant she'd get her face in the local paper. Of course she is strangely silent on the cuts going around here in services for the elderly, vulnerable, libraries etc etc

Unfortunately, you could put a monkey in a suit with the right colour badge up for election and it would still win around here.
gerry12ie

I'm not too sure about this but the UK seems relatively free of the curse of generational politicians.  I have heard estimates as high as 50% of the current Irish elected representatives are 2nd and 3rd generation 'politicians' and councillors.  A cosier cartel you couldn't imagine.  The family name is usually enough to secure the Party nomination and a ticket for the cash cow lottery.  

Banana republic?  The capital should be changed to East Fyffe...
Mrs John Murphy

There are quite a few actually - mainly Tories who come from landed, titled families. Zac Goldsmith, the Rees-Moggs etc etc

The problem is this - the sort of people who want political careers are the sort of people who should never be let anywhere near the levers of power - ie McQuaid, Gove, Clegg, etc etc

It doesn't just stop at the national level - local councilors are even worse.
Nolte

Re: How much is your MP ripping you off for?

ventoux wrote:
Mrs John Murphy wrote:

How much did your local MP claim? Mine claimed almost £7000.


Bloody amateurs....

... meanwhile, here in Ireland....
Quote:

the figures show that Donegal's six TDs claimed a total of nearly €805,000 between them on top of their Dáil salaries. A TD's mininum wage is roughly €100,000 a year

In Donegal South West, Deputy Dinny McGinley of Fine Gael received just over €177,000 in expenses and allowances; Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher collected €130,000 while Tánaiste Mary Coughlan received just under €39,000


no wonder adams has given up westminster to try his luck in the irish trough.
Severo

Especially as they want to prevent Adams from getting a wage for not turning up in London (or rather turning up once and refusing to give his oath to the Queen).
Nolte

Severo wrote:
Especially as they want to prevent Adams from getting a wage for not turning up in London (or rather turning up once and refusing to give his oath to the Queen).


yes.

although, while he couldn't claim a salary for his westminster seat, him and his sinn fein mps could claim considerable expenses  

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/apr/08/sinn-fein-expenses
ventoux

The States standards watchdog is to investigate a Donegal County Councillor who claimed expenses for attending two different local government conferences which took place on the same weekend.

A hearing into the conduct of Councillor Terence Slowey, who is the Fine Gael whip on the Council, has been set for later this month, the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) annouced last night.

Cllr Slowey is facing questions after claiming expenses for travelling from Ardara to Killarney, a 878km trip, and then Ardara to Clonakilty, a 964km trip. Even though the two meetings were held on the same weekend.

Mr Sloweys attendance was recorded at the Third Sector Forum Finance conference in KIllarney from October 16th to 18th as a representative for Donegal County Council.

He subsequently recieved €1,270 in expenses from the Council for attending the conference.

Mr Slowey was also recorded as having attended the Association of Irish Regions conference in Clonakilty on October 17 as a representative of the Border Regional Authority.

The authority subsequently paid him expenses of €1,133 for that conference.

However, Cllr Slowey later repaid over €1,100 — the cost of attending the Clonakilty event — when a query was raised over the expenses claim.

Speaking to Highland Radio news in January last year, Cllr Slowey said that he had generally realised he had made a mistake and tried to rectify it.

However, SIPO began examining the issue in June last year after official complaints were made by former Donegal county manager Michael McLoone and former county mayor Brendan Byrne, a Fianna Fail councillor.

Laughing  Laughing
Nolte

i apologise for swearing but the feckin eejit
ventoux

Nolte wrote:
i apologise for swearing but the feckin eejit

Ah, you're too hard on the man... he said he made a "mistake"... so easy to write down that you were in two places at once; that you drove two journeys of around 900km each, at the same time, and attended two different conferences... sure, it's mistake anyone could make.... if they're an Irish politician... Wink  Wink
thunderthighs

my cousin was MP..sergio marchi...minister of environment.... its a ruff job..no whe lives in swiss apls....ciao

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