For £65,000 a year I really do expect our elected officials to do something other than bray like a rabid mob at PMQ's, and traipse through the correct lobby on the instructions of a whip.
£65k a year for what we've got; I honestly believe we could have much better for far less.
And, do you know what? I can prove this theory by means of a simple logical argument...
Because, you see, everyone—including our useless fucking politicos—has been banging on about how bankers have fucked up, right? The conventional wisdom is that these bankers have screwed their employers, and comprehensively fucked the economy, yes? That these bankers were, in fact, utterly fucking useless at their jobs.
Further, there have been howls of protest—not least from our idiot MPs—about the vast salaries and bonuses paid to these bankers. And the bankers do not deserve such vast renumeration because they have totally buggered the economy.
Bankers were possibly the most massively paid people in the country and yet they were fucking crap, right? Therefore, not only do you not get the best by paying massive salaries, you actually get people who are utterly disastrous.
So, this argument that we should pay MPs lots of cash in order to command the best talent is demonstrably false. And, as such, if we want the very best legislators, the amount that we should pay these cunts is only slightly more than fuck all.
Quod erat demonstrandum.