Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Calling at Westminster....

I hope you have a tissue at the ready and are prepared to shed a few tears for the poor souls who have lost their seats at last months election.

It gladdens my heart to know that, in their time of great need and realisation that they must now make their own way in the real world, the generous British tax payer softens the blow to the tune of over £10,000,000 in payouts to help stave off the threat of starvation and destitution.

Even new boy John Mason, former SNP MP for Glasgow East, received over £32,000 after barely twenty months as an MP. Well deserved, no doubt.

And let's not forget that it's not just those who had to suffer the indignity of being pushed off the green benches who receive the payouts. Those Honourable Members who decide to retire or just fancy a change of direction also receive the payouts.

I'm so glad that they are looked after so well after such sterling work on behalf of their constituents. Why should those who have done so much for us citizens be forced to receive the minimum redundancy package that millions of private sector workers have no choice but to take?

It gladdens my heart so.



schlumpf23 said...

Do I detect a note of sarcasm Rab? I was recently made redundant, and we had a long, dirty fight on our hands to secure a decent package. It's just galling when you hear about the money these cunts believe their entitled to.

RantinRab said...

Just a hint of sarcasm, that's all!

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

John Mason £32000 it was worth that and more to see the back of the backstabbing two faced lying tosspot.

banned said...

What would be the redundancy package for a twelve month stint as an MP if they had not manufactured this last trough to swill from at the exit sign?

subrosa said...

£32,000 for John Mason? Eck will no be pleased. He only got around £45k for 23 years hard labour.

Pogo said...

In answer to "banned"... Zero, redundancy payments are not made if you have less than 2 years service with the employer.

Depending upon age, statutory redundancy is based upon number of years in this employment (up to a maximum of 20 years) times weekly gross pay (capped at a maximum of £380). You only get half a week's pay for years served under the age of 22, 1 week for years served aged 22 to 41 and 1.5 week's pay for each year after age 41. Note that it's full years of service. So, for example if you have done 2.5 years whilst aged, say, between 25 and 28, earning £450 per week gross, your statutory redundancy pay would be £760 (2 whole years x pay capped at £380pw).

An MP who'd done 20+ years all aged over 41 would be entitled to the maximum statutory payout which is £11,400. Not quite as generous as they've voted for themselves!

Anonymous said...

Oor Trougher in Corby, Hope, got 54,000 .

Anonymous said...

Are the "packages" these troughers are picking up taxed as per some prole who has put over 30years service and gets taxed on a min legal over 30 year payout redundancy package.