Bribery and allowances

Compare and contrast.

Mr Perkins on the government’s part-funded scheme to offer teachers in failing schools extra money to stay in their jobs:

At the end of the day they are attempting to bribe teachers. I thought teaching was always about being a vocational job.

Mr Bluh on councillors voting to increase their own allowances when the council’s income is dropping:

The challenging times in which we find ourselves, especially given the low level of formula grant we receive despite the borough’s needs, call for positive leadership, not political gestures.

Clearly the local blue nest — and the red nest councillors that voted with them — are rather confused. This isn’t positive leadership: it’s hypocrisy.