Gordon Brown `accepted a pay cut for his successor`
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 06, 2010, 17:47
London: Gordon Brown quietly organised a pay cut for David Cameron in his final days as the British Prime Minister, thus depriving his Conservative successor of hundreds of thousands of pounds, a media report said.

On Brown's orders, the Prime Minister's remuneration package was cut from 194,000 pounds to 150,000 pounds but this was done with such stealth that no formal announcement was ever made, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.

And, over the course of a five-year Parliament, the personal loss to Cameron would be in excess of 250,000 pounds, and this isn't counting the pension benefits, the report said.

In fact, Cameron entered 10 Downing Street blissfully unaware that he would, as British Prime Minister, be earning only marginally more than he had as the Conservative leader of the Opposition.

"This was pure Gordon. Quite prepared to make the big sacrifices -- so long as it wasn't him who actually had to make them," a source was quoted as saying.


First Published: Sunday, June 06, 2010, 17:47

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