Them and us – an elite hoarding the money and power

From: Max Hey, Fairway Grove, Bradford.

EXECUTIVE pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s according to a new report.

The High Pay Centre think-tank said shareholders were still backing executive pay policies despite being given the power to vote them down at annual meetings. It is urging the Government to take radical action to close the gap such as requiring firms to cap bosses’ pay at a fixed multiple of the lowest paid employee’s wages.

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The pay of the average FTSE100 chief executive increased from £4.1m to 
£4.7m last year, which the report said fuelled the perception that an executive elite was reaping all the reward from economic growth.

“It’s time to get serious about tackling the executive pay racket,” High Pay Centre director Deborah Hargreaves said.

“The Government’s tinkering won’t bring about a proper change in the UK’s pay culture.”

From: Robert Reynolds, West Bank, Batley, West Yorkshire.

IN the interests of public safety, our Government is rushing through emergency legislation to give the state apparatus more power. What joy! Ours is a nation state already burdened with powers to abuse and terrorise its citizens. We have an Establishment which cares little for us, and a political system unable to keep their ever growing power accountable.

It’s them and us. These people believe they’re superior to us and act accordingly. Soon a General Election will be upon us, when we are expected to give credibility to a morally bankrupt state.

From: Ian Oglesby, Stamford Bridge, York.

WE are firmly told that the basics of the EU including open borders, are non-negotiable and getting all other member sates to support special measures for the UK is totally impossible.

Despite this, we have the insulting charade of a renegotiation policy to push a referendum “promise” into the distance and attract votes to the Conservative Party.

We recall that harsh regime which presented only one name on the ballot paper. This is almost as oppressive as demanding repeat referendums until the EU gets the result which it demands. The fact is that the determined europhiles, who sacked Mrs Thatcher, will always find some mechanism to prevent us leaving the EU as they plan the end of our self-governing nation state, which they so dislike.