Britons angered by MP pay rise proposal

Independent watchdog suggests legislators should get an extra $12,000 in their pay packets from 2015.

    A proposed pay increase for British parliamentarians is coming in for severe criticism.

    An independent watchdog says MPs should, on average, get an extra $12,000 in their pay packets from 2015.

    That has angered public servants, whose pay rises are capped at one percent to curb government spending.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.