I read of the greatly contrasting rewards that are given for serving one’s country in the United Kingdom.
I read of 80 serving members of the Armed Services suddenly sacked within a year of qualifying for their pensions.
I also read of an ex-serviceman with many years’ service being told he would not be provided with social accommodation for an estimated 12 years.
In the same places I read about 70 MPs who had fiddled more than £1 million of taxpayers’ money with property scams and of a minister (who happens to be a millionaire) who attempted to travel First Class on a train having purchased a Standard Class ticket.
I was struck by the contrast in reward systems:
MPs: now that the European Union writes 80 per cent of our laws; the House of Commons only has 20 per cent of its tasks remaining. Our Members of Parliament have little to do but think of ways to steal taxpayers’ money and, when caught, they are seldom punished.
Servicemen: endure hardships and separation from their loved ones, being sent from hell-hole to hell-hole.
Having served these MPs well they are cheated out of their pensions by these same MPs and told that they have less right to accommodation than an immigrant who has never done anything for this country.
In the interest of natural justice I have a proposition.
I propose an 80 per cent drop in pay for MPs (to reflect the reduction of their workload). The money saved should be used to restore pension rights and provide accommodation to ex-servicemen.
Would any of your readers second my proposal?
Telford & Wrekin