Yes, because MPs never vote massive pay rises for themselves, do they? . Mind you, since they put absolutely everything on expenses Darling can't have a clue how much anything atually costs. What a cock.
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.
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.
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.
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 70times 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.
"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