Anorak | No, we shouldn’t pay MPs more

No, we shouldn’t pay MPs more

by | 11th, January 2013

THEY’RE whining again. They’re very important people doncha know, these Members of Parliament. And as they’re very important people they should be paid lots more of our money:

Seven in 10 MPs said they were underpaid on £65,738 a year, according to a survey by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa). On average, MPs said they deserved salaries of £86,250 — a 32 per cent rise.

No, sorry, but no. The pay for a job is not a matter of “fairness”. It is a matter of supply and demand. The more people there are willing to and capable of doing a job then the lower the pay that goes with that job.

This is as true of banking, wiping bottoms and serving pints as it is of being an MP. By definition, anyone who can get elected is qualified to

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