Now, this is interesting!
Tory MPs are crawling to the SNP for support in their bids to get £15,000-a-year pay rises as chairs of select committees.
There’s no way of knowing who votes for whom – the ballots are secret – but if Conservatives get any of these top jobs, we’ll have some very serious questions to ask the nationalists!
Tory MPs are being accused of hypocrisy for turning to Scottish nationalists for support in landing plum jobs at the House of Commons.
Their plea for help comes despite weeks of Conservative election scaremongering over the “frightening” prospect of Labour cutting backroom deals with the SNP.
Now they are seeking SNP support themselves to chair select committees with an £82,000-a-year salary.
Chairing a select committee is a highly prestigious role that comes with a £15,000-a-year pay rise on top of the standard £67,000 MPs’ salary.
They are chosen by a secret ballot of all MPs at the start of each Parliament.