Once upon a time, people got paid to do a job. Nowadays it would appear that not only do they get paid well, but also get a large bonus for being under stress an in charge.
Perhaps the government should consider how public subsidies are provided and used, then take the appropriate actions for cost savings. I notice this particular gentleman had a 53% increase over the last year, now there's me thinking that the government put in a wage restraint and wage caps to the mere mortals.
Having recently had what will definitely be a unique experience of using network fail. I will chin and deck Hammond if I ever see him for his bare-faced cheek in imaging his service of cattle trucks represent a railway.
The people who should get a railway bonus are the poor long-suffering, over-charged, short-changed, seat-free, strap-hanging, cattle-herded, over-crowded, delay-ridden, constantly lied-to poor old passenger. (I hate the term 'Customer'!)
Renationalise it today. It worked better under British Rail than it ever does privatised.
Big L 266 (Ex rush-hour commuter from Silver Street to Liverpool Street Station.)
As is your wont, everything is, and was, Brown's fault. Maybe this time you could be right, but my question is, what will our shiny new coalition do about it - seems they can do what they wish with people's pensions etc., but what about these 'fat-cat' remunerations? Why not introduce a tax-a-bonus at, say, 95%? There must be something they could do to show 'we're all in this together'.