Being an MP used to be a voluntary position, this then changed to them being paid an allowance. This in my opinion has now got out of hand, they have a salary from us, they often have directorships of companies for which they are paid. they then can also claim all sorts of expenses, hence the expenses scandal.
While i understand that we need a variety of people in parliament i feel it has all got out of hand and needs reigning in. i dont see why they should have any more than the average person in the country. Lets get it changed