Wage bill for BBC’s top earners rises by a fifth http://gu.com/p/4ajpz/stw
So AUSTERITY does not apply to the publicly funded BBC. How about those who preach to us practising what they preach? Why does a newsreader get paid a salary of half a million? Where are the AUSTERITY ZEALOTS when you need them?
Suggestion – scoop up a handful of unemployed graduates or actors and train them to be newsreaders on Workfare for six months. Then if they pass muster, give them a job at the BBC on the average wage, saving millions. I’m sure most Licence Fee payers would rather have their money spent on high quality programmes or a reduced Licence Fee.
What kind of idiot pays someone HALF A MILLION for reading an autocue. (Someone spending someone elses money?)