A good pinko

The axe is swinging in the civil service in the UK on over-inflated pay:

Scores of top public sector salaries have been personally slashed by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, saving more than £1 million.

Danny Alexander said his interventions had cut the salaries of 45 new recruits, including £100,000 from the salary of Moya Greene, the Royal Mail chief executive.

Each position previously paid more than the Prime Minister’s salary of £142,000 per year, he said.

The senior Liberal Democrat revealed the figures in Treasury Questions in the Commons when he was pressed on what the Government was doing to tackle high public sector pay alongside efforts targeting private sector executives.

Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams had asked how the Government had used its influence to control pay in the public sector.

Mr Alexander said: “Ministerial salaries were cut by 5 per cent and then frozen for the whole of this Parliament.

Maybe we could borrow him to sort out Christchurch.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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