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BBC News - Margaret Thatcher claims £535,000 for ex-PM duties

Mrs Thatcher has claimed £100K a year for the last 5 years even though she has actually made very few "appearences"

So have Major and Blair it seems

Are we being taken for yet another ride?
 

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Why are people surprised.

The Prez of the USA gets paid for life once their term finishes - circa $400K a year.
 

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Well , she did attend Liam Foxs 50th birthday party . What value for money our former P.M.s are. Just another illustration of our taxes being put to good use.:(
 

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Aw bless!

It's heartwarming, we should value her in perpetuity.

She turned this country round.

I remember almost full employment, it was terrible, welfare suited me so much better.
 

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100K per annum? Is that it for her services to this country? I bet we spend more on chocolate muffins for ministerial luncheon meetings.
 

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they take us for mugs when they are in government.

they take us for mugs when they are outside government.

why would you expect anything else?
 

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The average MP, eg, Lembit Optik or whatever her name is, is typical of our governing class.
No wonder the world is very nearly at the end of 5hit Street.
 

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We likely pay for her ongoing security as well....she's a very wealthy woman in her own right why can't she pay for it?

Tony Bliar is much the same security etc.. paid for and he's worth what £25million?
 

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We likely pay for her ongoing security as well....she's a very wealthy woman in her own right why can't she pay for it?

Tony Bliar is much the same security etc.. paid for and he's worth what £25million?
I reckon you have just overestimated his WORTH by about £24.999999999million . ( at a conservative estimate:rolleyes: ).
 

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Our PM's salary goes straight to charity, I'd expect the same from MT if she had a heart......
 

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So if you were an PM you get paid after you left office. What's the problem? How many live ex-PMs do we have at any given point of time? 2-3? Not even worth the hassle dealing with this issue. The effect on the government's coffers is negligible. Let 'em be.
 

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