MPs give themselves £48k pay rise to defend against a threat that doesn’t exist

Backhander: politicians in Westminster have found another way to bleed public funds into their own hands – a fund to defend against a claimed threat of violence against them… that does not exist.

UK Home Secretary James Cleverly has announced Parliament’s response to claims that MPs are being threatened by “Islamists” or “Muslims” or “pro-Palestine protesters” or whoever the bogeyman is today.

It’s £31 million, to be divided between MPs so they can pay for extra security, which comes to almost £48,000 per MP – although it seems likely to be used to help other politicians too:

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People have drawn the obvious conclusion:

With no clear evidence against any individual or organisation, we are seeing MPs diverting public money away from public services and the good of the nation and towards themselves – for no reason.

And take careful note of the comment about Diane Abbott – who has received more abuse and threats than every other MP in Parliament combined, but was never offered any publicly-funded protection before now. Is it because she doesn’t kowtow to the rich and powerful?

The conclusion – about the Tory and Labour MPs who made this possible – is painfully clear:

They are lining their own pockets while they can.

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One Comment

  1. Martyn February 28, 2024 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    MPs continue stealing from us taxpayers! The worst part is, there is no one to stop them!

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