Because I'm worth it
Lord Crony is scuffling with Bottler over how much money we taxpayers will be forced to shell out to keep him in comfortable retirement. Bottler's offering £50 grand pa: Crony's demanding £100 grand. They'll be meeting in court.
Meanwhile, the head of the Post Office- yes, the same Post Office that is closing half its customer service branches, has abolished Sunday collections, and is racked by strikes- helped himself to £1.25m last year. £150 grand of that was a contribution to his pension.
And of course, Sir Richard "we're all f***ed" Mottram has just retired from the Civil Service with a pension pot of £2.7m.
Just as a painful reminder, these index linked final salary pensions cost us a fortune. The total liability is £1 trillion, which is around £40,000 for every single British household.
But at least we have the comfort of knowing Charlie won't have to spend old age living on Tesco Value Beans.