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Journalists aren't that bad

By Bill Knight   August 2002

I am about to break an unwritten rule of political etiquette. I am going to write in defence of journalists.

For the past six months I have chaired a panel which advises the London Assembly about London weighting-the extra pay you get for working in the capital if your job is in the public sector. It’s a mess, and last October we began to search for a rational approach. In June this year, we reported that London weighting should be set in accordance with the extra pay people in the private sector get-on average, 37 per cent of national salary…

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