MPs could lose the right to employ their wives and other family members after the expenses watchdog found their pay has risen twice as fast as ordinary members of staff.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority found that family members employed by MPs earn an average of £5,600 more than other staff and have seen their salaries rise at twice the rate of other workers.
What. A. Surprise.
But banning their employment isn’t the solution. For these are the people we elect to try to legislate for the country. We should get to see quite how stupid and venal they are.