MPs declare £7m income from other jobs

Dale Martin/The Guardian

 

I have nothing to add to what my friend Dale says below.

Dale Martin
MPs declare £7m income from other jobs. Conservative MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, who declared more than £740,000 in outside income, generated by working more than 1,700 hours as a barrister.
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1,700 hours divided by 8 hour working days would be equal to 212.5 full working days, when you view it that way I would submit that his commitment to his £65,738 a year, plus expenses and pension role as an MP is very much secondary to him but we the taxpayer would and should expect his role as a public servant to be his primary concern.

I have said this before and will keep saying it again and again, if they want to be business men then get the hell out of public service and go be one, if you stand for public office then be committed 100% to it, the two roles combined create far too many conflicts of interest and it is time it was stopped.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/may/27/mps-declare-income-other-jobs