Please donate an “I’m All Right Jack” baseball cap to MP’s, regardless of their political persausion, to communicate their generous pension provisions to the voting public. They enjoy 1/40th’s Final Salary Scheme pensions, which means that they only have to work for 20 years in order to receive 50% of their final salary as a pension (index linked of course!!). The fund is not plundered by Gordon, nor is it subject to the foibles of the stock market – indeed they have no fund to worry about because their pension is paid from tax receipts. Pause for a moment and consider how much money you would have to pay from your own salary to retire on half salary in twenty years time. Just to save you a little time I can tell you now – you cannot afford it!!!! I can understand the justification of MP’s salaries and even some dubious expense accounts. I cannot however even begin to justify the pension benefits – perhaps someone else can??