Along with the biscuits came the interest-free car loan of £31,489 and the £45,000 pay rise for 2015-16, taking Breakwell’s annual salary to £451,000, followed by a £17,589 pay rise for the following year, in the process making her the highest-paid university vice-chancellor in the country. In a university that has become a market leader in zero-hours contacts and low pay for junior staff this too did not go down well. More sensitive souls might have blanched, but Breakwell has stuck it out, even voting against an attempt to open up the proceedings of the remuneration committee that had awarded her the pay rises, a committee on which she also sits.
This is about the nomenklatura making hay with the peoples’ money.
Frank Dobson in a council flat in central London. An ex-Foreign Secretary refusing to move out of the grace and favour in Calton Gardens (?? Anyway, the short arsed one with a beard). The Politburo members taking their pick of the ballerinas.