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Vince Cable, One Direction, and a minimum wage rise for apprentices

There was a significant amount of chortling in LDV Towers over the Telegraph’s report of Vince Cable’s comments about One Direction’s earnings. One member of our team even suggested photoshopping his head onto this photo of the boy band wearing onesies.  Mercifully, copyright and lack of photoshopping skills on my part spares you that sight.

Vince thought he was being asked about, I presume, a director’s £5 million salary, which he described as “mad”, “downright immoral” and “grossly offensive”.  It would be hardly surprising that he would take that view given his actions to curb executive pay. He added, …

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  • User AvatarSheila Gee 20th Mar - 11:06pm
    @Nom de Plume “The LibDem vote share crashed to about 8% at the 2015 election. 57 to 8 seats. This was before the Brexit vote.”...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 20th Mar - 9:51pm
    Mark, surely it's ok if they actually have decent values - and they have the profile to get noticed.
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 20th Mar - 9:28pm
    Fiona - Of course the sixty five year olds may well have been paying NI since they were 16 (a total of 49 years).
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    @ David Evans Not forgetting the execution of Timothy Evans (and the great campaign led by our own Ludovic Kennedy to clear his name) -...
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    Sheila Gee Even on the 2016 vote, it was only 52% "Leave" to 48% "Remain", so I find your lumping together all those not voting...
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    I worry when JoeB says things like "and let the British investigators and judicial process follow its customary rigour in determining culpability in due course."...