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Another reason why even in a place like Nottingham there is an urban premium at the top end. all this public sector and quasi public sector money at the hospitals and universities goes guess where.

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One reason I wont be staying when work isn't a factor. Twice the value in rural Lincolnshire.

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This public sector largesse persists after 5 years of a supposedly right of centre government.

They are no different to Labour. You may as well vote Labour, at least they're slightly more biased to the working class.

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This public sector largesse persists after 5 years of a supposedly right of centre government.

They are no different to Labour. You may as well vote Labour, at least they're slightly more biased to the working class.

If I were a strudent at that poly I'd be out protested right now and asking for my £9K back.

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The Manchester Evening News looks at the expenses ...

University of Manchester boss racks up £15k bill for business class flights

The University of Manchester’s vice-chancellor spent more than £22,000 on flights last year - with more than half of that on business class seats. A report by the University and College Union reveals Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell’s flight bill in 2013/14 was £22,256.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/university-manchester-boss-racks-up-8763166

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The Manchester Evening News looks at the expenses ...

University of Manchester boss racks up £15k bill for business class flights

The University of Manchester’s vice-chancellor spent more than £22,000 on flights last year - with more than half of that on business class seats. A report by the University and College Union reveals Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell’s flight bill in 2013/14 was £22,256.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/university-manchester-boss-racks-up-8763166

Why doesn't she just take the gravy train?

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Its just the same in secondary education; village academy head on £120k, the same as a super-head turning around an inner city school, sacked for pillaging school funds for his own purpose. It was widely known among other heads what he was up to for years and the council withheld rebuilding funds because they didn't want him to steal it. Even Ofsted turned a blind eye when they found on inspection he was skiing in term time when the inspectors arrived. It took the death of a pupil to bring about 'change'. I think anyone who knew and didn't dob him up to the police should be charged with accessory to a crime.

The new management think that because nobody has died on their watch that they have 'sorted' the bullying problems - a bit like spending the afternoon with Jack the Ripper and declaring him innocent because you didn't see him kill anyone. As top economists are using crack cocaine, I guess its unlikely that the drug and cigarette dealing is going to be stopped either - you never know the school might produce a top economist!

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This public sector largesse persists after 5 years of a supposedly right of centre government.

Actually the largesse has got much worse under 5 years of a supposedly right of centre government. If I remember correctly the highest paid VC 5 years ago was Malcolm Grant of UCL who was on about £440k pa.

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Actually the largesse has got much worse under 5 years of a supposedly right of centre government. If I remember correctly the highest paid VC 5 years ago was Malcolm Grant of UCL who was on about £440k pa.

It's managerial culture. It transcends the modern left and right. Those at the bottom have to be 'competitive' and 'flexible' - all euphemisms for having their wages cut - or in the case of Universities - their fees raised, while those at the top must be lavished with ever higher wages to attract 'talent', or they will supposedly leave and go elsewhere.

It's ultimately just cronyism, and tells you more about how and by whom wages are set, rather than providing any insight into how a competitive market functions.

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Student debt must be funding something. ;)

And let's be clear it's not the students' debt, it's mainly our debt; more than half will never be repaid. At least they get the rite of passage and only get to pay a bit back.

I guess the Government wont honour the debt either, eventually it will be stolen from savers via monetisation.

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On the radio yesterday Osborne was claiming that there was a recovery and the rich were "contributing" most.

By any definition £623,000 a year plus benefits is rich - but it seems that it's students/everyone else through debt and taxation etc who are contributing most.

Of course as usual Osborn's glib claims were accepted without question.

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On the radio yesterday Osborne was claiming that there was a recovery and the rich were "contributing" most.

By any definition £623,000 a year plus benefits is rich - but it seems that it's students/everyone else through debt and taxation etc who are contributing most.

Of course as usual Osborn's glib claims were accepted without question.

Wouldn't mind if someone was paying for it; a structural deficit at 7%, still, says it isn't being paid for. Guess this fake recovery is being funded by savers who are keeping the faith that the Government's credit is good. Good until they decide to inflate it away, as they always have in the past.

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