Gale would like a nice large pay rise please
Roger Gale, MP for half of Thanet has put forward an argument that he should be allowed a pay increase on the grounds that some (other) MPs work such long hours that they can't afford a second job. Apparently taking a pay cut in exchange for a safe seat and a knighthood is a sob story and he needs all that extra cash.
Gale argues that unless they pay MPs enough then they will not attract the best candidates. The same can be said for Nurses, Firefighters and School teachers. But "we're all in this together" apart from the Tory's who feel that they should get a pay rise while others get a pay cap.