MP pay restraint

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Now that the government has announced a further round of draconian spending cuts and freezes, surely we must have a corresponding commitment to pay restraint for politicians.

Under conditions of continuing austerity, plans for MPs and MSPs to be granted salary increases of tens of thousands of pounds cannot possibly be right, and politicians of all 
parties should be nipping them in the bud.

Otherwise, frankly, we will be in a nightmare scenario strongly reminiscent of George Orwell’s Animal Farm: “We’re all in this together, except those of us who are making the rules.”

(Dr) Alistair Duff

Glen Douglas Drive

Cumbernauld