In my book any failure – let alone a £850bn failure – does not deserve a bonus, let alone for the individuals to keep their cushy jobs. I have no objections to paying bonuses to reward success but not to people who were completely reckless with our money. They are not entrepreneurs and all they deserve is to be shown the door! The bankers seemingly have learnt nothing from this whole mess and it is time they took responsibility for their actions. It’s just greed, greed and more greed. WE bailed them out and, if anyone deserves a bonus, it is the hard working taxpayer who is keeping this country on its feet. The bankers at RBS even threatened to resign if they were forced to stop paying bonuses of £1.5bn to their staff. What an insult to the thousands of people now out of work, through no fault of their own. If they want to quit then let them quit! After all, it’s a great way to cut the wages bill down. Over a million young people are out of work, employment across the board remains high and expectations for a speedy recover are few and far between. Yet they threaten to quit – (like it would be a threat!) – and moan about bonuses, when they should feel lucky to have a wage packet at all. And it’s no surprise that the bankers are at the top of the public sector Rich List
that’s just been drawn up by the TaxPayers’ Alliance. The public sector is cutting staff but is seems their chief executives are getting huge salaries and benefit packages. We don’t have enough nurses or policemen – and train drivers are always going on strike – but the government allows the heads of the public sector to award themselves massive salaries. If these executives were producing results for the country, then maybe they would deserve their huge salaries and benefit packages, but they’re overpaid while their employees are underpaid or overworked. Where is the fairness in that?Charlie Mullins launched Pimlico Plumbers in 1979 with just a bag of tools and a very old van bought at auction. It now has over 133 professional plumbers and a support team of around 35 staff, with a turnover of more than £15m. Related articles: Charlie Mullins: "I won’t let my rival steal my livelihood"Charlie Mullins: "Call an early election in January"
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