The great legislator chooses to ignore spirit of this law
MERE mortals don't get to pick and choose where their taxes go to. But Alan Shatter has no compunction about deciding himself how their taxes are spent.
Mr Shatter was a member of the Government which passed legislation to abolish ministerial severance payments. This became law on April 12.
The genesis of the law was public revulsion at ministers walking away from office with substantial payments of up to two years' pay