£65,000 per annum is the basic salary for an MP. There are 365 days in a year (I know, don't say it or I will hunt you down and murder you in a calculator related attack) and 24 hours in each day - so that's 8760 hours in a year, we can agree on that, can we not?
So how can this be credible:
David Wilshire, the Conservative MP who paid more than £100,000 of expenses to his own company, has complained that he works “dangerously close” to working the minimum wage.Now assuming David Wonky Wilshire actually spent all of that time, all 8760 hours without interruption on the professional indolence he mistakes for real a job, his basic hourly rate would be £7.42 not the national minimum wage of £5.80. That is of course a ridiculous proposition, he freely admits he also runs another business to which he diverted some £105,500 from his allowances.
It has emerged that Mr Wilshire complained about his MP’s salary and long hours to trainee journalists at a meeting in Westminster this week.
“I work 60 to 70 hours a week some weeks,” he said, according to various reports.
“When you look at what I earn, it comes dangerously close to working out as the minimum wage.”
Just how stupid does this patronising wanker think the general public are? Honestly I cannot be bothered to wheel out any more insults - he should not be allowed to step down. Instead he should be forced to take a Job Centre Plus advertised minimum wage job; 12 months at £5.80 per hour, 40 hours a week might teach this repugnant individual a degree of humility.
"Dangerously on the minimum wage" is the reality for a significant percentage of the working population David; your self comparison is a breathtaking insult for which you deserve to roast...