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So could someone just er, clarify what the reason is for the £10k over and above the £50k plus expenses?

Well actuaklly, first of all, explain what the £50k plus expenses is, then explain the £10k bonus.

There, said it.

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I generally take that view with new MHKs. With the MLCs, though, they're fair game - they've taken a post on £50k year out of the public purse, that has no public  input into their selection and they

+1. Credit where it's due. May others follow her example. 

Appalling indeed but about as surprising as an idiot Tweet from Trump. And talking of idiots, just what does Rodan look like? Oh dear, oh dear. The (soon to be not a) Deemster gets away with it a

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Legco will never be disbanded because they would have a vote on it so.........never, sad really when a load of publically unelected amateurs are getting paid to scrutinise, when Jersey just send the proposed bill to a lawyer when needed.

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25 minutes ago, gettafa said:

So could someone just er, clarify what the reason is for the £10k over and above the £50k plus expenses?

Well actuaklly, first of all, explain what the £50k plus expenses is, then explain the £10k bonus.

There, said it.

The weighty extra responsibility.  Reward for the sleepless nights. Reward for the gravity needed for the role for the good governance of the Island and the carrying of the concerns of the populace.

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42 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Legco will never be disbanded because they would have a vote on it so.........never, sad really when a load of publically unelected amateurs are getting paid to scrutinise, when Jersey just send the proposed bill to a lawyer when needed.

I believe there is a suggestion - a jolly good one in my tarred & feathered book - that LegCo becomes a scrutinising committee of Tynwald & not a chamber, as they are not democratically elected

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Donald that is what they are supposed to do...scrutinise, unfortunately there are so many committees looking into sweet FA they are needed to make the numbers up, it is something that has been gradually introduced over the years and now when there seems to be an enquiry over gulls and goats (sorry they shot them) looming there will be even more committees.   Important stuff like pensions, new berths for boats etc will just have to wait......

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Historically the role of Legislative Council has been to Advise, Revise, Scrutinise.

This last election they have just got five warm bodies and thrown them in there, with bags of cash to shut them up, not that I think any of them are capable of doing anything else anyway.

And the all women thing, is just to make the Tynwald bunfights a little more interesting. Other than that it really didn't matter who was 'elected'.

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7 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

Don't forget the chimney sweep.

No fucking way was Dick Van Dyke an MHK.

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Juan Kelly writes:

"accepting a position in a government department does two things:

1) it gives our representatives a hefty increase in salary.

2) it obligates our representatives to use their vote as the departmental minister dictates rather than vote with their conscience."

http://www.democracyisleofman.com/blog/new-wine-into-old-wineskins

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14 hours ago, hissingsid said:

Donald that is what they are supposed to do...scrutinise, unfortunately there are so many committees looking into sweet FA they are needed to make the numbers up, it is something that has been gradually introduced over the years and now when there seems to be an enquiry over gulls and goats (sorry they shot them) looming there will be even more committees.   Important stuff like pensions, new berths for boats etc will just have to wait......

 

It'll be up to citizens (& the 'good' folks on here) to force debate on issues

 

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Juan Kelly has pointed out on his blog that Mrs Jane Poole-Wilson - whilst not one of the newly elected LegCo members - has taken up government appointments but not government positions, & has not taken any cash uplift

It is only right that this is repeated here

http://www.democracyisleofman.com/blog/jane-poole-wilson-mlc

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7 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Juan Kelly has pointed on his blog that Mrs Jane Poole-Wilson - whilst not one of the newly elected LegCo members - has taken up government appointments but not government positions, & has not taken any cash uplift

It is only right that this is repeated here

http://www.democracyisleofman.com/blog/jane-poole-wilson-mlc

+1. Credit where it's due. May others follow her example. 

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