SPACE CADET TORY HAS IDEAS ABOVE HIS STATION
Tory MP Johnny Mercer has landed a second job at a cyber-security firm earning £85,000 a year for working 20 hours a month. What other public sector worker who had so much responsibility they were paid £77,379 plus expenses would be able to fit in another job, on more money?
The answer is someone whose summer recess, which began on July 20 (and was interrupted for a week) ended this Tuesday, October 9. An MP, that’s who. One who’s seen their salaries rise above inflation since the 2008 crash they failed to spot coming, while other public sector pay has flatlined. Still why not take on an extra job. After all, child poverty, Brexit, global warming and the housing, mental health and elderly care crises have all been sorted. So there’s plenty of time for a nice little earner, eh?
FLUSH MP Johnny Mercer