18 May 2009

A Little Thought

Hello my Dears.
I hope you all had a great week end.
If you live in the UK, I'm sure by now you have heard about the scandal at the House of Commons. If you would like to have a quick overview, you can read this article at the BBC web site.


Just a little thought today about this matter...
We have always notice the lack of founds and resorces put by the goverment into public services, especially since the recession. They may claim that there aren't any more money available to put into these services. But is it true? If it is, why do MP's have such an high allowance per year? (£20,000 each)

According to the UK Parlament web site, right now there are 646 MP's in the House of Commons. Each of these individuals is allowed to a yearly allowance of £20,000 for working expences. In *this* BBC article you can read in detail all the expences that British MP's have claimed.

So, correct me if I'm wrong...

Number of MP's x yealy allowance = money spent elsewhere rather then public services
in numbers: 646 x 20000 = 12,920,000

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I wish and hope that the future will hold better politics, passionate about making the world a better place, and not in the job just for their interests. I wish the goverment would put more money into public services such as heathcare and hospitals, education and schools, post offices, roads, conservation of the environment and waste and better recyclying schemes.

With love and hope

x Giulia x

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