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Westminster Memes: Paedos, Palestine, MPs Pay And A UKIP Idiot

by | 29th, November 2014

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Jane Collins, a UKIP MEP (@JaneCollinsMEP), has added her intellect to the debate on a photograph of Westminster MPs at work. She notes:

“One is a debate on children being raped & murdered & one is a debate on payrise – can you guess which is which”

Her tweet gets appoving replies:


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Only, a few words are required.

Andrew Whickey writes them:

The debate on welfare reform was a pro forma one because of an epetition, with no prospect of actually causing action to be taken, so a waste of the time of everyone there.

Most MPs, most of the time, aren’t in the chamber, but are still listening to the debates in their offices (which have a live feed), This is because a lot of the time MPs have to fit in the correspondence from their constituents (who are more concerned, in a lot of cases, that MPs act like supercouncillors than that they scrutinise legislation) into the same time as their legislative work, as they’re often working sixty or seventy hour weeks.

Most MPs were actually against the 11% pay-rise, which was awarded against the wishes of most MPs and the leaders of all three main parties, by the independent commission which took control of MPs’ pay after the expenses scandal.

The pay rise in question was actually revenue-neutral, as it involved less money going to

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