Fie On’t!

James Buchan

  • The Oxford Book of Money edited by Kevin Jackson
    Oxford, 479 pp, £17.99, February 1995, ISBN 0 19 214200 3

On 24 January, a Tuesday, Mr Cedric Brown, chief executive of British Gas, testified before the House of Commons Committee on Employment on the subject of his pay, which is £475,000 a year. In the course of a brisk and competitive exchange with MPs, he showed emotion at only one point, when he said this:

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