Now that we have regional governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, why can't there be an offsetting saving in MP's and Members of the House of Lords at Westminster? I know the US State government system is different, but it seems mad that they manage with 100 Senators and our House of Lords has over 600 I think. Regrettably, as these MP's etc. decide their numbers, salaries etc. themselves, nothing will induce them to make productivity improvements following the regional reorganisation. Any commercial business would have tackled this long ago.Am I wrong in thinking this? I think I have only once contacted my MP and he just referred me to someone else.They should only get a pay adjustment if they make productivity savings, in my humble view
No, I already knew that! Surely , though, even though they don't "produce" anything, there is no reason why the numbers in both Commoms and Lords can't be reviewed downrards following devolution. A folorn hope as they are the ones who decide these things. Will mark as resolved as there is little chance of anything radical happening.
*Even public sector jobs are funded by taxpayers.*
Excuse me, who would you suggest should fund them? Public service is simply that, unless of course you think it should be entirely voluntary.
Our problem is simply that our political system has not functioned democratically for the last six decades. No matter which political party is returned at a general election the public at large are not going to benefit materially or humanitarily. We should demand total honesty from our elected representatives but I don't see that happening any time soon.
Had RBS been in Scottish Government control, I very much doubt it would have been so poorly regulated in the first place. And, here's a wee thought, its those same tax payers that buy services that allow private sector organisations to sell stuff. Its those same tax payers who fund major infrastructure projects that private sector contractors fall over themselves to get.