In the whole furore over the pay of Cedric Brown, the chief executive of British Gas, the most enjoyable episode concerned Greville Janner, the Labour MP. It emerged that Janner, the Labour chairman of the Commons Select Committee on employment, who gave Brown such a hard time in front of the television cameras, was a ?25,000-a-year non-executive director and member of the remuneration committee of Ladbroke’s-whose chairman is paid substantially more a year than Cedric Brown.
Yet it is not as if the outcry over pay has been confined to a few publicity-hungry MPs, hair-shirted intellectuals, and vengeful Trotskyites. Even…
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