It is one rule for those that make the laws and another for those that do not, where is that in the question of Equality for it should be the other way round. Those with less should gain more than those with more to equate to equality.

If the MPs are to receive a further pay rise then they should forego all their expenses and also their subsidised bar, for what group of employees are entitled to drink at work and with their substantial pay rises they could more afford to pay the full price for their enjoyment.


The House of Commons, London, Britain © Parliament TVThe House of Commons, London, Britain © Parliament TV / Reuters

MPs will see their salaries rise by over £1,000 ($1,271) next April, in the second pay hike in just one year, despite average UK earnings falling by over 10 percent in real terms over the past 10 years.

The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) approved the rise just months after the body pushed through a controversial 1.3 percent salary increase.

The £1,049 pay hike represents a 1.4 percent salary jump, and will see MP’s annual earnings rise from £74,962 to £76,011.

It is well above the one percent cap imposed on public sectors until 2019, and significantly higher than most UK wage earners, who have seen their pay drop in real terms over the past decade.

Analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) published in July found that average UK wages fell by 10.4 percent between 2007 and 2015…

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