MPs will soon enjoy a 1.8 percent pay rise, bringing their incomes to over £77,000. It’s their fourth pay rise in two years. Meanwhile, pay for public-sector workers – nurses, teachers and firemen – remains capped at 1 percent.
Politicians will see their pay increase by almost £1,400 in April 2018 to £77,379. MPs’ pay will have effectively risen by around £11,000 since 2014, while public servants face a real-terms pay cut amid stagnating wages and rising living costs.
The Tories are well known for showing their contempt for sick and disabled people. The world knows they have been under investigation by the United Nations for violating laws to protect these people. Tory Philip Hammond doesn’t like them in work either, apparently claiming they are ‘suppressing economic productivity’. But what can you expect from someone who recently claimed ‘there are no unemployed people’?
‘Minister of Brexit’ David Davis threatened to resign if the ‘Minister of Porn’ Damian Green was sacked for looking at thousands of porn images on his computer when he was meant to be working.
Now it appears Davis was lying over the existence of impact assessments on Brexit. First he said there were detailed assessments on Brexit. When ordered to release those assessments he was forced to admit they didn’t exist!
Bob Quick, former assistant police commissioner, said he will take action against Damian Green unless he “publicly retracts” the suggestion that Quick was lying about what was found on Green’s computer.
Nadine Dorries tried to defend Green by saying she let her staff use her computer under her identity. Green has never accused any of his staff of downloading the porn – but it’s understood he had one gay male and two females as staff members during the period in question. Thus pinning the blame on them would be tricky.
Exposure to chemicals used in fracking can lead to permanent brain damage in newborns and children, leading to learning disabilities, neurological disorders and birth defects. Caroline Cox, research director at the Center for Environmental Health, joins “News with Ed” on RT to explain the study and its implications.
As with everything else, the Tories are too keen to put profit before health.