I listened to one of our 'striking' MSPs on the radio - who is not going into work today at the Scottish Parliament - because he is out supporting the public sector pensions dispute.
The MSP was put on the spot by the interviewer - to explain if he would or would not be getting paid - as he was not going about his normal duties.
The MSP squirmed a bit before answering - that he would be prepared to donate his day's pay to a charitable cause - of his choice.
What unbelievable arrogance.
If MSPs are not prepared to go into their normal place of work today - where ironically a debate on public sector pensions is taking place - then they should not be paid.
If they want to go off and stand on picket lines or join demonstrations - that's fine - but why should the public purse subsidise these activities - when MSPs should be doing their day jobs.
Nor should there be any questions of MSPs donating their day's pay to charity - as a means of ingratiating themselves with some good cause - let them do that out of their own money.
Because the bottom line is that if they are not working in the Scottish Parliament - which is open for business as normal - then they should be deducted a day's pay.
Anything else would be a scandalous waste of public money.