Hats off to the Mail today for the launch of a major investigative piece on the extent to which the thieving scum at the top of our public services are robbing our taxes to fund their corrupt and lavish lifestyles. The crooked troughers include:
Police bosses - paying themselves record salaries and pension contributions whilst reducing police cover and ignoring many crimes
NHS Fat Cats - happy to hand out free treatment to foreign visitors whilst slashing basic services, increasing debt and all for massive pay deals and expenses
Vice-Chancellors - the country's international scammers, flogging basement education in return for visas to foreign students; so lucrative has this vile and corrupt misuse of higher education become that every hairy-arsed agricultural college in Wales now has a 'London campus'; the VCs are raking in massive pay and bonuses
Council Chiefs - doing less and less (except Child Protection, where ever more money is spent) yet paying themselves more and more.
Let's be clear. These are NOT market driven reward packages; there is absolutely no shortage of capable people who whould do these jobs at a fraction the cost. The post holders are not going to disappear overseas; they're mediocre middling bureaucrats, not hedge fund managers. They are paying themselves such vast and obscene sums simply because they can.
It really is time we capped public sector rewards by law.