Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Tory spin doctor Andy Coulson to earn £2,375,000?
Yes, why did the Prime Minister omit his spin doctor Andy Coulson's salary from his latest stunt - the listing of the earnings of public sector drones on more than David Cameron himself? As Lord Prescott points out in a letter to No 10, it is said that Coulson is on £475,000 a year, dwarfing any other figure disclosed today. Over five years he will take home £2,375,000 - not bad for a man who cost his last employer Rupert Murdoch about £1m for bullying a member of his News of the World staff (£800k damages alone, a record sum for the type of case), and presided (while mentally absent) over the paper's illegal tapping of hundreds of celebrity phones - with another £1m loss to Murdoch when Max Clifford was bribed to go away.