Salaries of council bosses are revealed

Salaries of council bosses are revealed

Salaries of council bosses are revealed

First published in News

CITY of York Council has one of the fewest numbers of executives on top salaries, according to the Tax Payers Alliance.

The campaign group’s Town Hall Rich List was issued yesterday, and shows that in both 2011/12 and 2012/13 a total of four council employed staff earned more than £100,000.

At North Yorkshire County Council, that number was eight in both financial years, and in East Yorkshire, nine.

The district councils of Ryedale, Harrogate and Hambleton each employ just one member of staff on more than £100,000, while at Selby District Council the top salaried chief executive earned £93,000.

Across the seven councils, the most highly paid executive in 2012/13 was East Riding chief executive’s Nigel Pearson on £170,000, while North Yorkshire’s chief executive Richard Flinton took home £165,000 and City of York’’s chief executive Kersten England earned £136,000.

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11:02am Thu 7 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute?

This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.
Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go. BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: 0

11:40am Thu 7 Aug 14

again says...

BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute?

This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.
Bang on the nail!

The UK version of the Tea Party?
[quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.[/p][/quote]Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party? again
  • Score: 13

11:41am Thu 7 Aug 14

York2000 says...

A Conservative is the most highly paid.
A Conservative is the most highly paid. York2000
  • Score: 7

11:42am Thu 7 Aug 14

BL2 says...

So lets compare the tiny boundary of York with the massive are of North or East Yorkshire then. How much per head are these people being paid? 4 in York is vastly more per head than 8 in North Yorkshire!
So lets compare the tiny boundary of York with the massive are of North or East Yorkshire then. How much per head are these people being paid? 4 in York is vastly more per head than 8 in North Yorkshire! BL2
  • Score: 0

11:47am Thu 7 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

again wrote:
BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute?

This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.
Bang on the nail!

The UK version of the Tea Party?
Yup!

I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like.

In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.[/p][/quote]Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?[/p][/quote]Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!" BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Yes, but could this be an example of the old adage "You pay peanuts, you get...."/
Yes, but could this be an example of the old adage "You pay peanuts, you get...."/ Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 7

3:06pm Thu 7 Aug 14

old_geezer says...

"The fewest number" - oh dearie dearie me, and you're planning to make a career as a wordsmith?
"The fewest number" - oh dearie dearie me, and you're planning to make a career as a wordsmith? old_geezer
  • Score: -3

3:19pm Thu 7 Aug 14

archieboldthe2nd says...

oh my word do you lot want to make it any more obvious who you are??!!! You try justify this???! 130k for her?! she does f all!!! As per the rest of them...

I'm waiting for you to get them ban me again as i've come back on today to comment... or even better judge me as another party supporter when i never even vote? what’s the point of voting for the best smelling t@rd?!

People on that money in the real world earn it my making or saving money... not by f@cking up a city and wasting a load of our cash...

The world is backwards.. As are you the "disciples" Wonder how much 20isplenty of signs was on too before she resigned as she had done the one thing she wanted to do.. make york look like a h&s poster...

I'm voting green party! they might be high all the time but thats better then this lot!
oh my word do you lot want to make it any more obvious who you are??!!! You try justify this???! 130k for her?! she does f all!!! As per the rest of them... I'm waiting for you to get them ban me again as i've come back on today to comment... or even better judge me as another party supporter when i never even vote? what’s the point of voting for the best smelling t@rd?! People on that money in the real world earn it my making or saving money... not by f@cking up a city and wasting a load of our cash... The world is backwards.. As are you the "disciples" Wonder how much 20isplenty of signs was on too before she resigned as she had done the one thing she wanted to do.. make york look like a h&s poster... I'm voting green party! they might be high all the time but thats better then this lot! archieboldthe2nd
  • Score: -7

3:54pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

What about the staff they don't disclose, because they are interims?

The biggest con of all is CYC's head of communications who costs the council £103,000/yr, paid to agency Adecco. She has been at the council 4yrs!! Other heads are paid half that amount.

Sarah Tanburn is paid £700/day as Interim Director, and there are a couple of others in Social Services, I believe on similar amounts.

This council know a trick or several, when it comes to 'creative accounting' and cooking the books!!!
What about the staff they don't disclose, because they are interims? The biggest con of all is CYC's head of communications who costs the council £103,000/yr, paid to agency Adecco. She has been at the council 4yrs!! Other heads are paid half that amount. Sarah Tanburn is paid £700/day as Interim Director, and there are a couple of others in Social Services, I believe on similar amounts. This council know a trick or several, when it comes to 'creative accounting' and cooking the books!!! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -5

4:20pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
again wrote:
BethFoxhunter96 wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.
Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?
Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"
Think you're confusing this with communism.

How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot?

Capitalism is good.

Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi!
[quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.[/p][/quote]Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?[/p][/quote]Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"[/p][/quote]Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi! Badgers Drift
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Thu 7 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
again wrote:
BethFoxhunter96 wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.
Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?
Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"
Think you're confusing this with communism.

How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot?

Capitalism is good.

Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi!
Think you're confusing this with communism.

How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot?

Capitalism is good.

Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi!


These inane comments have absolutely nothing to do with this article nor my initial comments.

If you can not debate with someone who is a critic of neo-liberal economics without shouting red-faced about communism then you shouldn't be making any contribution here.

I have in the past pointed out to you that there are many types of capitalist economy, from free market anarchy nonsense to Britain's post-war consensus mixed market; from Marocco's market-goods based economy to Norway's leftist regulated corporate markets. If you can not appreciate the differences of what is being talked about, please don't contribute. Your last post clearly marked you out as the dunce in the corner of the room. Shoo.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.[/p][/quote]Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?[/p][/quote]Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"[/p][/quote]Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi![/p][/quote][quote]Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi![/quote] These inane comments have absolutely nothing to do with this article nor my initial comments. If you can not debate with someone who is a critic of neo-liberal economics without shouting red-faced about communism then you shouldn't be making any contribution here. I have in the past pointed out to you that there are many types of capitalist economy, from free market anarchy nonsense to Britain's post-war consensus mixed market; from Marocco's market-goods based economy to Norway's leftist regulated corporate markets. If you can not appreciate the differences of what is being talked about, please don't contribute. Your last post clearly marked you out as the dunce in the corner of the room. Shoo. BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: -10

7:49pm Thu 7 Aug 14

nottoooldtocare says...

At a guess Betty Fox got a 2:2 in social studies and has yet to step into the real world having taken a year out to find herself.

it might be interesting to get her views on the last labour governments management of cash flow and employment (bullet points only). given she seems very anti the present party.
At a guess Betty Fox got a 2:2 in social studies and has yet to step into the real world having taken a year out to find herself. it might be interesting to get her views on the last labour governments management of cash flow and employment (bullet points only). given she seems very anti the present party. nottoooldtocare
  • Score: 12

1:29am Fri 8 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
again wrote:
BethFoxhunter96 wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.
Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?
Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"
Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi!
Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi!
These inane comments have absolutely nothing to do with this article nor my initial comments. If you can not debate with someone who is a critic of neo-liberal economics without shouting red-faced about communism then you shouldn't be making any contribution here. I have in the past pointed out to you that there are many types of capitalist economy, from free market anarchy nonsense to Britain's post-war consensus mixed market; from Marocco's market-goods based economy to Norway's leftist regulated corporate markets. If you can not appreciate the differences of what is being talked about, please don't contribute. Your last post clearly marked you out as the dunce in the corner of the room. Shoo.
The young dictator with little or no life experience in the real world, laying down the law, and telling adults what they should or shouldn't be doing?

You've got a lot to learn, young lady......
[quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: Is that fewest per CYC employee, per resident or absolute? This is good news and to be welcomed. I do caveat that by saying the "Taxpayer's Alliance" is a group of neo-liberal tory anti-tax nasties who seemingly think society will continue to work if we stop paying for it, and that they should be ignored at all costs, but there we go.[/p][/quote]Bang on the nail! The UK version of the Tea Party?[/p][/quote]Yup! I read a very interesting piece entitled "Why do we still give awards to neo-liberal economists?" in New Stateman. I didn't agree with everything but the basic premise is this: these sorts of neo-liberal nonsense views got us into the economic mess we're in now, yet we're still listening to people who bang on about more privatisation, less regulation, and lower taxes. As if a neo-liberal capitalist anarchy is some sort of holy grail to be achieved at all costs. Golden Calf more like. In 100 years the summary will be "well, yes we burned the world, destroyed society, let the poor die, and had social collapse, but for a few beautiful years, we created a lot of value in our corporate portfolios for our rich shareholders!"[/p][/quote]Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi![/p][/quote][quote]Think you're confusing this with communism. How many innocent people were murdered by Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Poll Pot? Capitalism is good. Socialism, marxism, communism and totalitarian regimes are evi![/quote] These inane comments have absolutely nothing to do with this article nor my initial comments. If you can not debate with someone who is a critic of neo-liberal economics without shouting red-faced about communism then you shouldn't be making any contribution here. I have in the past pointed out to you that there are many types of capitalist economy, from free market anarchy nonsense to Britain's post-war consensus mixed market; from Marocco's market-goods based economy to Norway's leftist regulated corporate markets. If you can not appreciate the differences of what is being talked about, please don't contribute. Your last post clearly marked you out as the dunce in the corner of the room. Shoo.[/p][/quote]The young dictator with little or no life experience in the real world, laying down the law, and telling adults what they should or shouldn't be doing? You've got a lot to learn, young lady...... Badgers Drift
  • Score: 4

1:58pm Fri 8 Aug 14

MaggieRules says...

When can you get one of these over paid coffee drinking leftie non-jobbers to empty my bin? Bin men don't know what it means to empty a bin and keep leaving in with rubbish in. If I live down a council estate I am sure I would get a better council service it appears.
When can you get one of these over paid coffee drinking leftie non-jobbers to empty my bin? Bin men don't know what it means to empty a bin and keep leaving in with rubbish in. If I live down a council estate I am sure I would get a better council service it appears. MaggieRules
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Fri 8 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

The young dictator with little or no life experience in the real world, laying down the law, and telling adults what they should or shouldn't be doing?

You've got a lot to learn, young lady......


How clever of you to bring up my age (again). That's twice now. I can only presume that when I say things that a too difficult for you to get your head around, you revert to ageist stereotyping. Superb form of bully-boy debating. Luckily you can hide behind the internet, you big, clever boy.

Alternatively you could engage with what I just said? For a change?
[quote]The young dictator with little or no life experience in the real world, laying down the law, and telling adults what they should or shouldn't be doing? You've got a lot to learn, young lady......[/quote] How clever of you to bring up my age (again). That's twice now. I can only presume that when I say things that a too difficult for you to get your head around, you revert to ageist stereotyping. Superb form of bully-boy debating. Luckily you can hide behind the internet, you big, clever boy. Alternatively you could engage with what I just said? For a change? BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: -1

8:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

nottoooldtocare wrote:
At a guess Betty Fox got a 2:2 in social studies and has yet to step into the real world having taken a year out to find herself.

it might be interesting to get her views on the last labour governments management of cash flow and employment (bullet points only). given she seems very anti the present party.
Last labour government was voted out four years ago, in 2010, when I was thirteen. I remember the vampire looking chancellor who was so dull with the strange fleck of white hair; and the weirdo PM who seemed to have more in common with Mr Tumble than anyone else. That good enough for you? Otherwise I'll have to scan through wikipedia a bit? Or do you want to know my views on manic neo-liberal capitalism and the "crash of 2007" which I'm much more familiar with now? Want to start with Piketty or maybe back to Smith? I assume you've read both.
[quote][p][bold]nottoooldtocare[/bold] wrote: At a guess Betty Fox got a 2:2 in social studies and has yet to step into the real world having taken a year out to find herself. it might be interesting to get her views on the last labour governments management of cash flow and employment (bullet points only). given she seems very anti the present party.[/p][/quote]Last labour government was voted out four years ago, in 2010, when I was thirteen. I remember the vampire looking chancellor who was so dull with the strange fleck of white hair; and the weirdo PM who seemed to have more in common with Mr Tumble than anyone else. That good enough for you? Otherwise I'll have to scan through wikipedia a bit? Or do you want to know my views on manic neo-liberal capitalism and the "crash of 2007" which I'm much more familiar with now? Want to start with Piketty or maybe back to Smith? I assume you've read both. BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: -1

9:36pm Fri 8 Aug 14

nottoooldtocare says...

BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
nottoooldtocare wrote:
At a guess Betty Fox got a 2:2 in social studies and has yet to step into the real world having taken a year out to find herself.

it might be interesting to get her views on the last labour governments management of cash flow and employment (bullet points only). given she seems very anti the present party.
Last labour government was voted out four years ago, in 2010, when I was thirteen. I remember the vampire looking chancellor who was so dull with the strange fleck of white hair; and the weirdo PM who seemed to have more in common with Mr Tumble than anyone else. That good enough for you? Otherwise I'll have to scan through wikipedia a bit? Or do you want to know my views on manic neo-liberal capitalism and the "crash of 2007" which I'm much more familiar with now? Want to start with Piketty or maybe back to Smith? I assume you've read both.
With the greatest respect, at 17 you may hold some very strong opinions that will be largely based on the books you have read, and it is fantastic you have an interest in politics. But to quite frank you haven't even started to live life or understand how changing policies will really affect you. Eloquent you might be, but not really in a position to comment having only just given up a paper round. Get some life under your belt, support yourself and then others and then come back to the debating table when you have a life experience of your own to contribute; rather something you have read in book.
[quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nottoooldtocare[/bold] wrote: At a guess Betty Fox got a 2:2 in social studies and has yet to step into the real world having taken a year out to find herself. it might be interesting to get her views on the last labour governments management of cash flow and employment (bullet points only). given she seems very anti the present party.[/p][/quote]Last labour government was voted out four years ago, in 2010, when I was thirteen. I remember the vampire looking chancellor who was so dull with the strange fleck of white hair; and the weirdo PM who seemed to have more in common with Mr Tumble than anyone else. That good enough for you? Otherwise I'll have to scan through wikipedia a bit? Or do you want to know my views on manic neo-liberal capitalism and the "crash of 2007" which I'm much more familiar with now? Want to start with Piketty or maybe back to Smith? I assume you've read both.[/p][/quote]With the greatest respect, at 17 you may hold some very strong opinions that will be largely based on the books you have read, and it is fantastic you have an interest in politics. But to quite frank you haven't even started to live life or understand how changing policies will really affect you. Eloquent you might be, but not really in a position to comment having only just given up a paper round. Get some life under your belt, support yourself and then others and then come back to the debating table when you have a life experience of your own to contribute; rather something you have read in book. nottoooldtocare
  • Score: 3

1:35am Sun 10 Aug 14

Badgers Drift says...

The campaign group’s Town Hall Rich List was issued yesterday, and shows that in both 2011/12 and 2012/13 a total of four council employed staff earned more than £100,000.


York now has nine officers/consultants earning/costing over £100,000/yr.

There are four Directors, plus Chief Executive and a consultant, two Interims and the head on communications.
[quote] The campaign group’s Town Hall Rich List was issued yesterday, and shows that in both 2011/12 and 2012/13 a total of four council employed staff earned more than £100,000. [/quote] York now has nine officers/consultants earning/costing over £100,000/yr. There are four Directors, plus Chief Executive and a consultant, two Interims and the head on communications. Badgers Drift
  • Score: 2

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