Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Opportunism knocks

Tory leader David Cameron is giving up his pay rise this year, following the example set by Gordon Brown and his Government.

Salary sacrifice is quite common in Welsh politics, where Assembly Members were recently offered inflation-busting rises.

Those AMs who declined the cash were accused of "the worst kind of political opportunism" by the Welsh Tory leader, Nick Bourne, who is paid around £90,000 a year as leader of the opposition in Cardiff Bay.

At least today's developments should give Messrs Bourne and Cameron something to talk about other than Alun Cairns's foreign policy when they next discuss political developments.

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