[W]hy do directors pay themselves obscene sums, a 28% rise in the boardrooms this year, all of it stolen from citizens' pension funds and Peps?
Really, Pol? "Stolen" is it? Can you absolutely prove that? Or is it fair renumeration, approved by shareholders, for a job well done? In any case, Polly, you are accusing the directors of criminal activity; now, you may view their payrises as immoral and thus, in your lexicon of hatred and jealousy, as being illegal but, unfortunately for you, they have not actually broken any law (not in the matter of pay, anyway).
Got a good lawyer, Pol? Or will The Grauniad lent you one of theirs—a sort of perk of the job, as it were?
No party dare ask these questions - though on the day when MPs' relatively modest expenses come under the magnifying glass, why not? Everything politicians do is monitored while the business kleptocracy goes largely unchallenged.
Yeah, although since politicians gain their money through extortion with menaces from the good citizens of this country, I think that those citizens are entitled to question the method in which the government spends that money; especially since they are supposed to be spending it on our behalf.
Still, as Timmy pointed out, the best rebuttal of this nonsense is in the Comments.
This year the Guardian Media Group (Guardian, Observer & Guardian On-line) made losses of almost £50m. Alan Rusbridger, editor and board director, saw his pay rise from £373,000 to £504,000. A rise of 35%.
Well, quite. What was your payrise, Polly? I assume that you have had one this year; so, tell us: how much more than £140,000 do you need? And is it all stolen from the Peps and pension funds of the citizens?
Polly, you really are a complete fucktard.