Wednesday April 1, 2020

Expect our rulers to follow Tories’ election bait-and-switch

Pre-election promises will likely be followed by post-election cuts

29th November, 2015
John McDonnell brandishes Mao’s Little Red Book in the House of Commons last week

It’s not just the IFA that has issues about top-level salaries. Tucked away on page 60 of the British Spending Review and Autumn Statement is the following line: “The median annual salary for a County Council, Metropolitan Borough, London Borough and Unitary Council chief executive is reportedly higher than the prime minster’s salary.”

How will the Brits deal with this outrage? By issuing “new guidance” to local authorities to “encourage”...

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