Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Loot of the day

Asked whether he had considered turning down the returning officer fee, to which he is entitled at every election, council chief executive Steve Robinson said: "I didn’t see a need for that".

The council's accounts show Robinson's benefits in kind, including his car allowance, rose from £1,000 to £2,000 last year and his employer's pension contribution rose from £37,000 to £40,000 resulting in an overall £17,000 rise in his financial package of £235,000 compared with the previous year.

It is customary on these occasions to ask for reasons why we should not rise up and slaughter them ... but if I can't think of any, why should our readers?