Before people cry foul at the bus drivers or public sector workers striking over pay and conditions, I'd like to draw their attention to something that requires urgent resolution.
The Chief Executive of the publicly owned Royal Bank of Scotland earns £1.2 million per annum, with a bonus this year of £963000 which means with all that lumped in to one sum, even if he had to pay tax on the bonus, this leach would get over £4000 per day.
Is someone able to explain to me that whilst Stagecoach drivers, nurses, teachers, police officers, cleaners, class room assistants and lollipop crossing patrol staff have to strike to earn a few more pennies, this gentleman who is in charge of a publicly owned asset can get such a massive income?
This bonus has been authorised by George Osborne and David Cameron, the very men who want to wage war against the public sector.
Another issue that appears to be getting attention is benefit theft/fraud. Benefit theft/fraud is a serious issue, however, tax evasion by massive companies makes the effect of benefit theft/fraud look minuscule. Osborne is keeping the tax evasion issue well out of the public gaze as it's all his gang of cronies who is affected.
Lets tackle the massive amount of unfairness in this country of ours - and let's do that by starting at the very top - NO to massively inflated salaries, NO to tax evasion for the richest companies and NO to insulting pay and conditions to some of our most hard working guys on the front line.
Dear Mr Cawkwell,
I am writing on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government to thank you for your email of 28 January.
Ministers are always keen to receive feedback from people up and down the country, so it is very good of you to take the time to write and to let them have your views. Please rest assured that the contents of your letter have been registered by the Treasury.
Thank you, once again, for taking the trouble to write to us with your views.
Correspondence and Enquiry Unit
That's not really good enough I am afraid.
Can someone please address the issues I have raised please?
P J Cawkwell
P J Cawkwell