Tory fat cats

Hot on the heels of the news of the British Gas chairman’s very-nice-thank-you pay rise, it appears that another set of parasites are not doing too badly out of Tory policy.

Chief executives of newly formed National Health Service trusts have taken pay rises of anything up to 27.8% this year.

The average earnings increase was 6.6%, while the average rise of doctors, nurses and ancillary workers was only 3%.

The gap between the rich and the low paid is widening. Many are actually seeing their wages fall in real terms. But the heads of privatised utilities and government quangos are getting fat while we are told to tighten our belts, pay bigger fuel bills, pay for prescriptions and sit for months on hospital waiting lists - because supposedly there are too many hospitals!