|The deserving poor|
Today the focus will turn to MP's pay. David Cameron is keen to restrict this to 1% or less. An MP earns a paltry £63,500 a year. In London, a few secretarial staff at law firms earn this, albeit in other parts of the country this is a very good wage.
The Speaker Mr Bercow, the dwarfian menace, was quick to rise yesterday to accuse Mr Cameron on not caring about MP's pay because he was too wealthy himself to notice. Of course, the same could apply to him but the House of Commons is indeed made of glass and full of stone-throwing hypocrites, but I digress.
What better way of moving forward than assuming the better aspects of banker pay and using this to help with the Gordion knot of MP's pay. MP's should be paid a no salary and a performance bonus.
so for 2012 for example:
George Osborne - A truly rubbish performance, missing targets, unable to co-ordinate with his team and a big fail on financial targets bonus withheld.
Nick Clegg - Approach to work caused many unnecessary divisions with the Government and also leads to confused strategy which heavily impacted on delivery on key performance targets. Bonus withheld
Ed Milliband - Some improvement in performance over the previous year. Still given to talking more than doing, a useless quality. Half rations
Michael Gove - Hyper-active and effective in transforming a difficult education department. 150% bonus payout
Gordon Brown - Failure to attend work at all. No pay, Human Remains to be informed and to be placed on weekly reporting...
I missed off the obvious one - what do you think?