Sir Peter Bottomley defended the comment that living on a parliamentary salary of £ 82,000 was “really tough” in response to backlash from charities, opposition politicians and social media users.
Conservative parliamentarians and the father of the House of Representatives have been accused of saying that the new parliamentarians’ financial situation is “extremely difficult.”
“I don’t know how they manage it. It’s really tough,” he said. New Statesman..
Parliamentarians’ annual salary of £ 81,932 does not include costs. The average salary in the UK is just over £ 31,000.
Sir Peter, 77, also demanded that he pay the MPs as well as the MPs who earn an average of £ 100,000 each year.
His comment was made on the same day that Universal Credit cuts reached millions across the UK, deteriorating claimants by £ 1,000 each year.
Parliamentarian said Me His comment was added as “misunderstood.” “I’m in a position to say what others should say. Schools, or GPs, should be able to switch to Congress without dramatically changing their income.”
He also said he has repeatedly worked to make the House of Commons more accessible to families with “high-value mortgages with children who spend time and money.”
Sir Peter said he believed that the reduction in Universal Credit withdrawals was gradual and should not be completely withdrawn overnight, and the fact that a New Statesman article was published when the reduction came into effect. Said that it was “just a reality.”
Charities have warned that withdrawing the Universal Credit hike would create “immeasurable, immediate and unavoidable difficulties” and put thousands more in poverty.
Laurence Guinness, CEO of The Childhood Trust, which works to alleviate child poverty in London, instead said, “A vulnerable and disadvantaged family affected by recent cuts and increases in benefits. He suggested that we should focus on “finding ways to improve income.”
“The £ 100,000 salary proposed by Mr. Bottomley is equivalent to a net takeaway salary of £ 5,557 per month or £ 256 per day, which means that in his proposal, MPs have two children in poverty. You’ll receive more in a day than a typical London family. Earn in a week – more than five times your salary, ”he said. Me..
“I would like to ask Mr. Botmurley to live for £ 248 a week while raising two children and see how difficult and soul-destroying life is when living in poverty.”
Wes Streeting, the shadow cabinet of Labor’s child poverty, said Sir Peter was “really angry” and said, “What is the hellish life of many in this country?” I accused him of not knowing.
He refused to answer certain criticisms, but Sir Peter admitted that people drew a comparison between his comments and the difficult charity claims that would come as a result of the Universal Credit cut. ..
He states: “People can do what they like. I don’t criticize them. I understand why some people sometimes mistakenly and sometimes deliberately do it.
“It doesn’t matter. It’s important to say that long before we talked about parliamentary salaries, we’re not rising now, but after the general election, we talked about Universal Credit.”