Shame on MPs who ditch con­stituents to do sec­ond job

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

Seems many of our MPs are still fill­ing their boots while in public of­fice, de­spite the ex­penses scan­dal of 2009.

What a sur­prise. Said no one. Ever.

One in five of our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives at West­min­ster man­age to hold down a sec­ond job.

Yes, 119 of them have got nice lit­tle earn­ers on the side, rak­ing in an av­er­age of £28,000 in ad­di­tion to their £77,000 Com­mons salary. Plus ex­penses. Don’t for­get those ex­penses. They never do.

I’d have thought the job of an MP is a full-time one, oc­cu­py­ing work time and in­tel­lec­tual space, all for the good of the con­stituents.

So how on earth have so many pro­fes­sional politi­cians found the time to earn more than the UK av­er­age salary by do­ing some­thing else at the same time?

Vot­ers have been short-changed too long. One job, one fo­cus, one pay packet.

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