Sunday 23 July 2017

Sir Humphrey wins

•The recent media focus on the retirement packages of high-ranking civil service officials seems to blame the officials rather than the politicians who created this environment.

For all the hue and cry over politicians' expenses, severance packages (for essentially contract positions), additional money for showing up and armies of administrators, politicians have not changed their own pay and conditions much.

They took a pay cut but resisted public pressure for them to be engaged on a more business-like footing.

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