Farage: MPs deserve 50% pay rise if Britain leaves EU

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has claimed that if Britain voted to leave the European Union, MPs would deserve a 50% pay rise.

During a radio phone-in on LBC, he said if Parliament "actually ran this country", he would support an increase in MPs pay from the present £67,060 to £90,000, or even £100,000.

Nigel Farage says MPs would deserve a pay rise of up to 50% if Britain votes to leave the EU.
Nigel Farage says MPs would deserve a pay rise of up to 50% if Britain votes to leave the EU. Credit: Reuters

"If we had a sovereign parliament that actually ran this country and was directly responsible for the rules and regulations that controlled our industries, that determined whether we succeeded or failed in the world, I would have no problem in paying MPs more," Mr Farage said.

He said the increase would bring MPs wages closer to those earned by a local comprehensive headmaster and further suggested GPs' wages should be capped.

The politician will announce within a few weeks which Commons seat he will fight at the 2015 general election.

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