The Conservative party are today highlighting the cost of changing Prescott’s job title. A new sign for his office cost £645 and new business cards cost £726. The new sign reads “Deputy Prime Minister’s Office” instead of “Office of the Deputy Prime Minister”.
You might think so what? But in high tax, low pay Britain somebody spent the year on the minimum wage doing 37.5 hour weeks to earn £10,342.50 and pay £931.79 in tax. Add in National Insurance and you can see the correlation. When you have a government that spends so freely you even have to tax the low paid hard to pay for the privileges of our masters.