Public Sector Snouts in the Trough

The clever campaigners at the Taxpayers Alliance have turned the annual City-bonus-envy-fest on its head with the release of the Public Sector Rich List 2006. Guido thinks they have missed a few public sector soak-the-taxpayers types at the BBC – which is after all in the public sector and funded by taxes. Johnathan Woss on £18 squillion or whatever seems particularly poor value. He should be on commercial TV, as enjoyable as he is, does he really need to be paid so much by the taxpayers? Don’t get Guido started on Paxman’s million-a-year…

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Expelled Tory MP, Richard Benyon, on the short three-day Programme Motion for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill:

“Whether you had three days, three weeks or three months debating this, you would not hear one original argument that we hadn’t otherwise heard in this process…”

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