Sure, the game is spending other people’s money so that you gain approbation. But the approbation is always with intent – of gaining their votes. Therefore yu should leave this sort of vote buying to your successor:
Theresa May is set to give public sector workers a £2bn pay rise before stepping down from her role as prime minister next week.
Reported in The Times, the Treasury will on Monday unveil the biggest public sector pay rise for six years, at an estimated cost of £2 billion, amid concerns that the private sector is pushing ahead on salaries.
As one of May’s final acts as PM it will see police officers receive a 2.5 per cent pay rise across the board, soldiers 2.9 per cent and teachers and other school staff 2.75 per cent. Dentists and consultants will get 2.5 per cent and senior civil servants 2 per cent.
Because if your successor – who will be of the same party, you know, one of yours – makes the announcement then they will get the approbation and the votes.