Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Speaker Michael Martin to stand down!

According to the BBC the Speaker of the House of commons Michael Martin is to stand down probably this summer.

Wow.

Also Douglass Hogg is to stand down as a Conservative MP at the next election as well. We do need a clear out of those so arrogant they think they are worth so much more than their basic pay of £63,000 which is 2.5 times mean average earnings and 4 times the modal average earnings.

The BBC has this.

Update 15:26

The Speaker, Michael Martin has said he will stand down as speaker on the 21st of June 2009, with a new speaker to be elected the following day. It is unclear when and of he will stand down as an MP though convention has it that he will stand down soon after causing a by election.

4 comments:

curly15 said...

Can I be smug (please) and say I predicted as much yesterday.

Benedict White said...

Yes Curly, of course you can :)

Tyler said...

hope whoever is elected next is...conservative, preferably far far far far far right.

Clunking Fist said...

My missus earned GBP70k back in 2002 as a jnr solicitor. Are they paid enough to keep them from worrying about money all the time? Surely if they got a, erm, decent salary, plus GBP10k expense account (with no need to prove/disprove their expenditure) life would be simpler?