Here’s how politicians betray their real priorities.
MPS faced renewed fury over their long holidays yesterday after it emerged they will get a mammoth 58 days off in just five months. While millions of us toil away trying to kick-start the flagging economy, the nation’s politicians will spend just 46 days working between now and September. The holiday bonanza – the equivalent of nearly 12 weeks – will infuriate many hard-working people who are only entitled to five weeks’ holiday for the whole year. MPs – often absent even when the Commons is sitting judging by pictures of a half-empty chamber – will carry out their Parliamentary duties on just five of the 18 possible working days in April alone.
Perhaps they should be only be paid for the days they actually work? Then again, some might say that the less they work the less damage they can do!!