Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

MLAs' pay hike is rank hypocrisy

The Executive is to award all politicians at Stormont a £5,000 pay rise from April – at the same time as implementing massive cuts to benefits, which hundreds of thousands of workers, the unemployed, the disabled and the elderly rely on.

This comes after the parties in the Executive agreed to freeze public sector pay for three years. But, when it comes to awarding themselves a £5,000 pay rise no problem. The hypocrisy stinks.

Working class people need a new party to fight for their interests.

PAT LAWLOR

Socialist Party

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