A police watchdog inspector claims the Home Office is paying him less than a black female colleague because he is a white man and to have reduced her salary would have caused his bosses “reputational damage”.
He took the job at the pay offered so sympathy is rather missing. However, the most lovely catfight:
Wendy Williams, who led the inquiry into the Windrush scandal, was appointed 15 months before Mr Parr to the same post of HM Inspector of Constabulary on a salary of more than £185,000.
However, Mr Parr, a former Royal Navy officer and Rear Admiral, took his HMI post in 2016 on a salary of £133,983 job – nearly 37 per cent less than Ms Williams – when former prime minister Theresa May was Home Secretary.
Sir Tom Winsor, the chief HMI of police, was already on a salary of £195,000 to £199,000 and Zoe Billingham, another HMI, was also on an equivalent scale to Ms Williams, at between £185,000 and £189,000.
The birds are on more – at the same level – than the bloke.