DAVID MILIBAND GETS A CUSHY JOB AS HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE – I have finally figured out life’s greatest mystery of becoming successful – don’t work hard, just become a politician, fail miserably at your job and then get a free life pass to a cushy job paying you a vast salary.
It appears that this is the way of the world. Look at almost all of our failed politicians, such as Neil Kinnock, Peter Mandleson and a whole plethora of other. Of course if you really cock things up then you’re on the fast track for a life peerage – Mandleson and Prescott being among the many.
So, now we have David Miliband, the brother of Ed Miliband, who fought one another over leadership of the Labour Party, causing a rift that has never really healed.
Well David is like any other useless politician and no doubt the good folks at North Sheilds constituency will be glad to see the back of him as he embarks on a new career as head of the International Rescue Committee, with a nice big fat pay cheque of £300,000 a year.
I am I the only one who can see the injustice of all of this or am I simply not seeing the bigger picture?
My mother always said to me that I could have entered politics if it were not for the fact that I can’t tell a lie and I don’t believe in stealing or walking over others to advance. This, for me, appears to be a trait that all politicians hold and when it all finally goes pear shaped they are given a golden parachute of such magnitude whereby their feet will never touch the ground.
So, it’s off to Manhattan, New York to take up his new post, where incidentally he’ll be earning more that the President of the United States. On top of that he’s given 5 star healthcare for free, plus a platinum plated pension and a host of other little perks that no failed politician could possibly do without.
While David Miliband may be a bit miffed at his brother for battle him over the Labour Party leadership, he’s no doubt gloating all the way to the bank as just his new salary alone is five times higher than he was getting paid as an MP. That’s pretty good for a failure!
I am seriously considering a career move, I’ll just have to learn how to lie and steal. I could of course venture into the underworld and become a master criminal, because regardless any crime I may commit there’s not a court in the UK which will imprison me. This leads me to the conclusion that being either a failed politician or a criminal is really a very good career move – maybe that’s why violent crime in the UK is on the rise and why the UK has the highest violent crime rate in the whole of Europe; there’s simply not enough space in the House of Commons to accommodate everyone so a slightly different career path is chosen.
For those of you who think that David at least won’t be sponging off the taxpayer with his MP’s salary then think again. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is funded by private organisations and governments. Last year alone the UK stumped up £110 million for the IRC, so David is being funded yet again by the taxpayer.
I am afraid, no matter which way we slice this cake, our failed politicians are always going to be eating the largest chunk. I guess it’s great work if you know the right people in Eaton and Oxford. As for us hardworking taxpayers’ we’ll just have to keep funding those who are incapable of getting a job in the real world.