"We need to get tough on irresponsible and unjustified behaviour of top remuneration of executives in the private sector," he said.Abhor away, Nicky boy, but it's still none of your Goddam business. There's a clue up there in the word 'private'. You see, a 'private' company is beholden to no-one whosoever except the person (or persons) who own it. Or should be, anyway.
"What I abhor is people getting paid bucket loads of cash in difficult times for failure."
That someone calling themselves liberal could even contemplate interfering in how private businesses choose to distribute their - post-tax - cash is quite astonishing. As if our largely unaccountable legions of the state haven't burdened private companies enough already with eye-watering taxation, hobby horse regulation, and absurd health and safety hysteria!
But then, this nation is now just a collection of conveniently envious and busybodying collaborators, as perfectly illustrated by the first 'Editor's Pick' comment selected by the BBC.
"So, if I own a company and decide to pay my directors X amount salary and the government don't like it, i have to cut their pay? Who's money is it exactly? Nobody tells me what to do with my money, so I can't see anybody else allowing it either."It should be a no-brainer, but the level of self-destructive ignorance now prevalent in our country requires, naturally, that such common sense is eagerly down-voted!
We have laws against what people can or can't do in their own property now entrenched by selfish dickwads, and serious attempts at extending the same to private vehicles and homes. Bylaws to tell you what you can and can't eat, and even the stealing of your kids by the state is commonplace if it feels like it.
Now we see moronic seal-like clapping and honking over plans to dictate how much private - yes, private - companies are allowed to decide their own remuneration policies.
The biggest problem the UK faces - after soundbite-seeking politicians who just can't quit the addiction of making illiberal legislation - is the lumpen idiots who are happy to see the freedoms of others eroded without a moment's thought that, one day, their own property is almost certainly going to be targeted.
Big Society? You're having a laugh! There's little left now but to lock your doors and prepare to repel the state, and anyone else, who thinks they are arrogant enough to pry into your family's life, your rights, and your property.
None of it is yours anymore, after all, apparently.