At the beginning of the session, Brittin, the president of Google Europe, declined to respond to a request to say how much he was paid, saying: “I’ll happily disclose that if it’s a relative matter for the committee.”
The committee chair, Meg Hillier, demanded to know it, but Brittin said he did not have the figure.
“You don’t know what you get paid, Mr Brittin?” she said to laughter in the room.
She continued: “Out there, our constituents are very angry, they live in a different world clearly to the world you live in, if you can’t even tell us what you are paid.
“It seems a bit of a PR disaster if you didn’t have the nous to realise in the same week that taxpayers were filing their tax returns, and sweating over a little bit of bank interest and getting it in on time, and you announce this as a good deal.”
Meg Hillier is an ignorant cow, isn’t she?
Most of his pay is in stock units. Which change value day by day. How the fuck can he know what he’s being paid?