Monday 23 October 2017

Credit where it's due, but politicians' pay must not be allowed to return to boom levels

John Downing

John Downing

Talking about anyone's income is a sensitive business. And there is a coterie of people for whom - if our professional politicians were working for nothing - they would still be too dear.

A minority argue that in politics, as elsewhere, you get what you pay for and politicians' salaries should be pitched close to the higher end of professional charges. Somewhere in the middle lies the happy medium.

We need good politicians who should be paid a reasonable income. Everyone has taken a hit since the recession kicked in.

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