Wednesday, 3 November 2010
In a week when 113 Iraqis are killed by bomb attacks....
AP reports (November 2nd): Iraqi lawmakers have collected their £56,000 stipend, they're raking in £14,000 a month in salaries and allowances, and they're spending free nights in
's finest hotel – and they've only worked about 20 minutes this year, without passing a single law. Baghdad
As the parliament prepares to hold what will be only its second session since the inconclusive election in March, lawmakers' lavish salaries and privileges are deepening resentment among Iraqis struggling to make ends meet.