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Brussels spouts more nonsense on bankers’ pay

THE latest nonsense coming out of Brussels is this, on bankers’ pay:

Austrian centre-right MEP Othmar Karas has called for an end to massive bankers’ bonuses, which in some cases amount to 10 times the basic salary.

“We are looking at a set limit,” Karas told the parliament’s economic affairs committee in Brussels on Thursday (12 April). He explained that under his model, bonuses should not surpass a ratio of one-to-one on fixed salaries.

Now maybe it’s a good idea that bankers’ bonuses should be restricted. Maybe it’s not: I happen to think not but that’s just my view.

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Posted: 13th, April 2012 | In: Money | Comment

David Cameron Cuddles Up To Brussels – He Prefers Gardening To Football

OLD Cammety Cams the PR man did an interview on the Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV yesterday where he finally came clean. Unlike Raith Rovers obsessed Gordon Brown, Dave admitted that in spite of a mild flirtation with Aston Villa when it comes down to it he prefers hanging out with veggies (no jokes about the shadow cabinet please) than watching ballet for the masses.

David Cameron Posters

So should footy fans be worried that the possible PM isn’t really on their team. On one level no. Then again the last Tory PM who didn’t like football consistently gave fans a good kicking with planned identity cards, wire terraces etc. I think football has a few rocky years ahead, mainly due to the way the clubs are run financially, and the last thing we need is people with little understanding of the game meddling with it.

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Posted: 11th, March 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment (1)