“He was daft enough to be caught on camera and on mic.
He wasn't a rooky but a sergeant. He should have known better.
Having said that, I can't deny that, in his place, I would probably have done the same. We're all human and hindsight is a wonderful thing.”
“It's a case of culture. Brits have been brought up with a good standard of living.
Some foreigners are happy to live twelve to a room and jump into someone else's bed when they get back from a night shift. If you live like that,you can afford to take ultra low wages because you don't need so much to live on.
Brits are entitled to their own culture but it costs more and demands a reasonable wage. These top bosses should be asked if they could survive on the low wages they pay.”
chrisalexthomas on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:17:12
“I think the 12:1 ratio being pushed in places like switzerland might be a great solution to this, that the CEO, or highest paid employee can only take home in a single month 12 times what the lowest does, that means, if you want to make more than 12,000 pounds a month, you'd better start paying people more than 1,000 euros a month to live on.
I dunno though, I like it, it means as the rich get richer, the poorer get richer too, aren't we all in this together? I mean, a company can't run on CEO's and CFO's when it has nobody in the factories doing the hours...”
coderange on Dec 9, 2013 at 06:54:10
“"These top bosses should be asked if they could survive on the low wages they pay."
They couldn't and for this reason, they made themselves rich.”
“Well, clearly she wasn't very bright if she couldn't see that the peasants were starving and she went on to prove it by getting her ead lopped off.
Nobody knows whether she actually said it or not but it is certainly attributed to her. That's good enough for me.”
Emma Lou Grey on Dec 8, 2013 at 12:01:54
“Right so just because someone SAID she said it, it's got to be true? OK then.
RE the original article, it will be interesting to see which MP's take the raise when it's actually offered. I'd hope none of them take it, but that's just my wishful thinking.”