‘It’s an OUTRAGE!’ MPs receive ABOVE-inflation 2.7% pay rise – basic pay almost £80,000
MEMBERS of Parliament are to receive a 2.7 percent pay rise, taking their basic salary for 2019/20 from £77,379 to £79,468, sparking outrage among taxpayer and workers’ unions.
The £2,089 hike, effective from April 1, is well above the current inflation rate of 1.8 percent on the main CPI measure. It follows a 1.8% boost to MPs’ pay last year, 1.4 percent in 2017, 1.3 percent in 2016 and a big increase from £67,000 to £74,000 in July 2015. MPs’ pay is linked to average rises in the public sector, as determined by the Office for National Statistics.
It takes effect from April 1, but sadly this is not an April Fool’s joke.
Political commentator Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “The people of Britain will be amazed by this news.
“Those useless tossers have sat in the House of Commons for months, years even, arguing the toss over Brexit but delivering sod all.
“But no matter. When it comes to sticking their snouts in the trough, they’re super efficient.
“Anyone else in the public sector fancy a 2.7% pay rise as well? Sorry, your’s wont be as high.”
The news comes after yet another week of MPs talking absolute bollocks and doing sod all to deliver on a referendum result.
And for those who believe there should be a second referendum, well guess what? Yep, they can’t agree on that either!
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