Friday 12 July 2013 8.16am
How much should an MP be paid?
As much as a police sergeant? As much as a Headteacher? As much as a cab driver? As much as a doctor? Minimum wage? As much as a nurse? As much as the average person in his or her constituency?
Personally, given the work that I'd expect an MP to do, I don't necessarily see that £74k is excessive. I'm in favour of MPs being paid a good wage, if
it's coupled with clear expectations of the work they must do, and if there's monitoring to make sure that they work hard, and censure/sacking if they're not working hard.
...if you press it, they will come.