Here’s a story from the front page of today’s Cancer – “The campaigning newspaper of the year” – marked in large red letters as an EXCLUSIVE:
The next chief executive of Bristol City Council will be paid about £180,000 a year, a £30,000 increase on current supremo Nick Gurney’s salary. And the council may spend up to £70,000 in recruitment fees just to find the right person.
Now here’s The Blogger’s article ‘Meet the new boss…‘ from September 14 2007:
The new proposal seems to be to parachute yet another dodgy old Tory bureaucrat with a dubious track record in from the shires to “transform” the city council and pay them a wage of £180k a year instead!
. . . the senior officers have already gone ahead – without bothering to consult anybody elected – and employed a company of corporate ‘headhunters’ – Rockpools – on a retainer of £70k to run their new recruitment process for them.
So that’s what Norton and the boys down at The Cancer call an exclusive now is it? Someone else’s eight day-old story. What a bunch of losers.