There are some brilliant MPs, who go above and beyond. But the majority have hardly covered themselves in glory over Brexit.
Posts Tagged: MPs’ duties and remuneration
If politicians will create a big, interventionist state, then voters will expect them to manage it on a full-time basis.
If an MP neglects his constituents then they can throw him out.
The palaver over MPs’ pay is a consequence of our collective unwillingness to decide what they are and what they should do.
90 per cent of the missives that come my way are from the same tiny number of electronic activists who engage with each and every call to action.
We need more Parliamentarians capable of earning £1,333 per hour – not fewer.
And: Clegg – where is he? Simmonds – what’s he on? ISIS: they have no Islamic state and we should bomb them. Plus: The new peerages – on the whole, a mistake.
8pm Update: The BBC News Channel has just featured a clip of David Cameron speaking after the meeting, in which… Read more »
David Cameron welcomes many of Brown’s proposals on MPs’ allowances – because he proposed them in the first place
David Cameron has put out a statement and done a round of TV interviews in response to Gordon Brown’s proposals… Read more »
David Cameron called for an urgent meeting with Gordon Brown to discuss MPs' expenses at the last PMQs before the… Read more »
So reports the Daily Mail: "Senior Tory Caroline Spelman is set to keep her shadow cabinet job after a report… Read more »
1pm Update: I understand that at its meeting this morning, the Standards Committee was unable to come to a conclusion… Read more »
This comes from Ed Vaizey MP’s blog: "I am guessing the annual cost today [of a ministerial car] is at… Read more »
According to The Sunday Telegraph, Chris Grayling promises to end the police’s increasing use of cautions for violent offenders. Noting… Read more »
1.15pm update: Read the BBC transcript of the interview here — Shadow foreign secretary William Hague was the Tory guest… Read more »