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MPs applaud Polly Toynbee for declaring £106,000 salary and urge journalists to follow her lead

At the time of writing, there are 33 signatures for this Early Day Motion, submitted by Gordon Prentice on May 5, 2009, which urges journalists, broadcasters, commentators and politicians to declare their own income before commenting on pay levels in the public sector:

“That this House applauds Polly Toynbee, the Guardian journalist and co-author of the book Unjust Rewards for volunteering details of her salary to the Public Administration Select Committee in its first evidence session on Executive Pay in the Public Sector; notes that she receives £106,000 per annum; and urges journalists, broadcasters, commentators, politicians and others to follow her example before pronouncing on pay levels in the public sector by first disclosing their own income, earned and unearned.”

(via PA MediaPoint at Press Gazette.co.uk)

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  • http://www.kaizo.net Rhodri Harries

    This is prepostorous.

    Since when were media paid by our taxes.

    Gordon Prentice and his fellow state scroungers should have better things to do with their time.

    A suggestion would be looking after the interests of those that elected them in the first place.

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