It has all the ingredients for a classic political manoeuvre. Listen out for some key Bingo Phrases: “We’ve asked the public”, “We’ve listened”, “We understand”, “We know what it’s like for hard working families” and “We are all in this together”.
It is at this point that people start to think ‘well that put them off a £10K pay rise!’ That represents a 15.1% pay rise!! You couldn’t make the crap up. The people have spoken and the MPs have backed down.
They then announce that in the light of this they are only going to accept a significantly reduced pay rise to the tune of just £7,500. WHAT!! That would be an 11.3% rise!
You can play around with the numbers a bit but just be on your guard against this con trick. We bet it is on its way.