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This man never fails to make me laugh!

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expatinscotland Tue 15-Jul-08 18:44:51

Darling, telling people 'we cannot allow inflationary wage increases . . . '


TheCrackFox Tue 15-Jul-08 18:49:55

Yes, because MPs never vote massive pay rises for themselves, do they? hmm. Mind you, since they put absolutely everything on expenses Darling can't have a clue how much anything atually costs. What a cock.

expatinscotland Tue 15-Jul-08 18:53:35

in their wisdom, they voted themselves only a 2.5% pay rise this year.

but retained their £24,000 'John Lewis' allowance.

smallwhitecat Tue 15-Jul-08 18:58:32

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TwoIfBySea Tue 15-Jul-08 19:57:46

I would not pay heed to anyone who took a wage, generous rises every year and a £24k sweetner.

Anyone who voted to keep the John Lewis list should be kicked out come next election. If only the sheeple could be relied upon - still if things are still as bad as they are now.

Never mind your John Lewis (most of the stuff is cheap and highly marked up anyway) there is nothing wrong with Argos or other more reasonably priced retailers when the taxpayer is paying to furnish your house.

tiredemma Tue 15-Jul-08 19:59:35

I fucking hate the lot of them.


FuriousGeorge Tue 15-Jul-08 21:09:16

DH & I were just discussing this.What a pile of old toss! The government receives billions from tax,duty on fuel,vat,stamp duty ect & blows it-then WE are told to tighten our belts,not ask for pay rises & not to waste fuel!

If they'd have made hay when the sun shone & put a bit aside,we wouldn't be in so much of a mess now.

Roll on the next election.

expatinscotland Tue 15-Jul-08 21:09:55

Forget not that fuel duty will be rising in October.

FuriousGeorge Tue 15-Jul-08 22:40:03

All this reminds me of what it was like in the 1970's in this country-high inflation,high fuel prices,strikes.All we need is,no food on the shelves in the shops,powercuts and a 3 day week & this government will have us back where we were over 3 decades ago.angry

edam Tue 15-Jul-08 22:45:39

Funny how it's always ordinary people who have to put up with pay cuts in real terms. I know Darling talked about boardrooms but actually, this so-called Labour government has allowed bosses to get away with murder.

The average chief executive now earns 70 times what he pays the average worker in his company. A gap that has doubled in the past decade, apparently. Are the top bosses really working twice as hard as they did ten years ago, while the rest of us have stood still? Are they twice as clever as they were a decade ago? Clearly not. And I didn't notice Gordon doing anything about the greed culture in the City when they were all creaming off multi-million pound bonuses from ordinary peoples' pensions and savings and creating the bubble that has just burst.

TwoIfBySea Wed 16-Jul-08 21:56:24

Ah but expat, our glorious leader has decided that the 2p rise will be postponed. Isn't that wonderful.

That will help an awful lot - never mind that they could ease the pain by cutting the duty.

Mhamai Wed 16-Jul-08 22:05:28

You think thats bad some knobhead in Ireland wants to reduce the minnimum wage by 1 euro. angry Our government have decided to postpone their pay rise..............for now, how considerate. hmm

Spidermama Wed 16-Jul-08 22:06:46

My employers, the BBC, have shown fantastic restraint. I haven't had a pay rise for 9 years. angry

Stephen99 Fri 18-Jul-08 22:09:47

yeah, let's hope the tories get in soon, eh? that'll be good, won't it? can't wait.

Kevlarhead Mon 21-Jul-08 20:07:38

"Are the top bosses really working twice as hard as they did ten years ago?"

No, but they have got twice as good at demanding unrealistic salaries while outsourcing their business to China, keeping wage demands down, shovelling shit at the customer, and marketing this behaviour in the best possible light.

And since that behaviour keeps the share price high, the free market says that giving them £1.5M basic pay + a unicorn that shits gold as a bonus is perfectly justified.

Only a Communist or other evil greeny Marxist subversive would point out that the current economic problems indicate the free market is currently

a: based on irrational beliefs and greed, and also
b: fucked

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