It must be a great time to be an MP; you get to change the rules so that loads of people will lose their jobs & loads of others will lose thousands of pounds cash a year & then get lots of extra cash yourself. It must be one of the few jobs right now where people will be better off after everything the government has done.
They’ve just changed the rules again.
In the week where one of the token sacrificial lamb Ã‚Â MPs lost his appeal against hi sentence for fiddling his expenses, the Parliamentary watchdog has revealed that MPs will be able to claim an extra five grand a year to run their offices. They’ll get an extra two & a half grand for each child’s ‘accommodation supplement’ for every child between 5 & 18, previously the cut-off point was aged 5. More MPs will be allowed to claim for a second home following changes to the previous changes designed to cut down on expense-fiddling. In all Ã‚Â this small select bunch will be creaming off an additionalÃ‚Â£4million a year.
Meanwhile millions of us will Ã‚Â be losing Ã‚Â child tax credits, my wages go down next week (for the first time in a projected raft of future decreases), real term wages will decrease as inflation reaches 4% & wages get frozen for at least two years. Petrol continues to rise. We’ve all got to tighten our belts.
Unless, of course, you’re an MP.