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Horrors!

Kemi Badenoch has appointed a Tory peer as the new low pay tsar over fears that Labour planned to bring a union baron into the role.

The Business Secretary has picked Baroness Phillippa Stroud, a leading figure on the Right of the Tory party, to lead the Low Pay Commission, which helps set the minimum wage.

The decision will thwart any attempts by Sir Keir Starmer to choose a Left-wing figure who would “clobber” companies to appease his backbenchers. It will also ensure that a Conservative thinker who is pro making work pay is in place for at least the first two years of a possible Labour government.

Government appointment is made by government. When will this rape of democracy cease?

9 thoughts on “Horrors!”

  1. All well and good but will she be able to fire her civil servants if they thwart her? Ah, I thought not.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    TMB,

    They’ll demand she’s replaced because she makes them feel unsafe and that makes her a bully. She’ll be the one who is fired.

  3. It will also ensure that a Conservative thinker who is pro making work pay is in place for at least the first two years of a possible Labour government.
    Sounds very hopeful. The Tory party still has people like this? Where’s it hiding them?

  4. BiND, you’re right. No doubt she’ll have frightening starey eyes like Dominic Raab and will have to go.

  5. Great news!

    Another ‘Tsar’. Let’s regale ourselves with all the great successes appointing arseholes to quangos has brought our country:

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  6. As if that weren’t badenoch. I do think it in poor taste to appoint a fucking baroness (down to her last Roller) to head of the low pay commission. (Why not me, I’m eminently qualified.) I expect her to receive minimum wage or do the job ex gratia.

  7. Isn’t low pay needed to justify importing millions of skill-less immigrants to keep productivity down, to do the jobs the indigenous won’t do because the pay is too low?

    Low paid immigrants provide a State-dependent constituency susceptible to bribes for votes at election time – all Parties.

  8. John B – I think it’s more to do with (greedy, stupid) British employers and their perpetual whine about a “lack” of “skilled labour”.

    By which they mean people willing to live 10 adults to a house in order to earn minimum wage doing a shitty, dead end job.

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