Of course Ministers would be able to block this raise in MP's salaries, all they have to do is instruct their members NOT to accept the rise, and to publish a list of any members who fail to follow the instruction. Once again, our MP's are demonstrating their complete lack of any morality. While we see public services such as bus routes, hospital wards and the like slashed after being hit by huge spending cuts year on year, MP's appear to be solely motivated by money. After the 'expenses scandal', 'Cash for Questions', and the financial benefits that holding a public office often brings, justification for such a pay rise seems very thin indeed!
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