PM intervenes to block pay rise for......Prisoners!

#1
In todays Torygraph:



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1913342/Prisoners%27-pay-rise-blocked-by-Gordon-Brown.html

Prisoners actively employed in work behind bars were to get a rise from £4 to £5.50-a-week under the plans.

The minimum rate for ill prisoners or those deemed unemployed because of nothing to do was also set to go up, from £2.50 to £4, a rise of 60 per cent.
He added drugs were flooding into jails at such a rate that they were sometimes cheaper inside than on the streets.
 
#2
Funny that, Brown makes a commom sense decision which will be widely backed by the majority of the public just before local elections are held across the UK.
I despise the conservative-Eton boy toffs, but I feel that the English public have a short memory and a Tory government is just around the corner.

Does anyone else get the impression that Brown hates being PM?
 
#4
Agreed. It's a lot harder to pull one of his patented vanishing acts when things go pear shaped when you're the one in charge of things. Of course you can always just throw a junior minister or two to the lions aka. the press but that hardly seems to work any more.
 
#5
Definitely nothing to do with the elections being held today!

PS: Cameron was subjected to the usual rudeness by Humphrys on the Home Service, whilst Brown was allowed to give an uninterrupted party political broadcast. When is the BBC going to be 'sorted'?
 

dpcw

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#6
lsquared said:
Definitely nothing to do with the elections being held today!

PS: Cameron was subjected to the usual rudeness by Humphrys on the Home Service, whilst Brown was allowed to give an uninterrupted party political broadcast. When is the BBC going to be 'sorted'?
Broon got his battering yesterday.
 
#7
lsquared said:
Definitely nothing to do with the elections being held today!

PS: Cameron was subjected to the usual rudeness by Humphrys on the Home Service, whilst Brown was allowed to give an uninterrupted party political broadcast. When is the BBC going to be 'sorted'?
The interview yesterday morning didn't sound like a PPB! Broon's most oft spoken word were " Sorry, John...etc, etc" He apologised for himself for the entire interview! He was skewered.
 

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