New SNP MSP moans first £ 64,000 salary will not be paid for a month
A NEW Nats MSP has been criticized for complaining that she risks going overdraft because her salary of Â£ 64,000 goes unpaid for a month.
SNP’s Emma Roddick faced a mixture of anger and sympathy after moaning on social media about the lack of pay – and that she would demand an ‘advance’ from the bosses of parliament.
She posted on Twitter: âProbably a point to emphasize that new MSPs have to live, travel, dress, spend money like an MSP for a month before they get paid …
“Hello, unplanned overdraftâ¦ Tomorrow will ask during induction if advances are an option.”
MSPs receive a base salary of Â£ 64,470 plus travel, accommodation, staff and office costs.
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Ms Roddick, 23 – an adviser to the SNP from Inverness since 2017 – became the youngest MP this parliamentary season when she was elected Thursday as MSP of the Highlands and Islands roster.
She later posted that she received five loan offers after her tweet.
But her post was also the subject of a torrent of criticism, with one saying, “It takes a while for the gravy to start pouring out.”
Another person responded with a photo of Reservoir Dogs movie character Mr. Pink and the quote from the movie: âYou know what it is? It is the smallest violin in the world.
In a reference to the SNP’s pre-election gratuity pledges, another wrote: “Where’s my weaner’s new glittery bike and laptop?”
Another said, âYes. This is called employment.
And he was also told, “Exactly the same for everyone and cash advances are usually not an option.” Welcome to the real world.”
Another person said, âMy heart is bleeding. I earn Â£ 21,000 a year and have a hard time keeping myself afloat. Dry your eyes. “
Another said: “It takes a while for the sauce to start to flow.”
And a Nats supporter said, âI appreciate your being young and new, but this tweet makes me wonder if you are up to the job. I am a member of the SNP and I feel so disappointed with it.
“Everyone who starts a new job is in the same boat, most won’t get your paycheck. Take the unexpected overdraft and pay it in full from your first paycheck.”
But ex-SNP MSP Christian Allard said: “Something has to be done about it, I remember how horrible I felt having no income for the first time in over 30 years.”
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And another supporter said: “We would be happy to contribute to a donor, I would see it as an investment in democracy, not a loan.”
And Ms. Roddick later responded, âI got five loan offers and that really wasn’t what I was getting at, but THANKS everyone.
“I’ll see what they say tomorrow, and I’ll be sure to pass on that kindness if anyone needs it in five years.”
Tory MSP Dean Lockhart responded by saying, “I can already hear the fury from the press office and SNP whips. Can you imagine if it was a Tory who tweeted this?”
The Scottish Parliament has been asked to comment on its salary policy.
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