26th February 2009 – Tim Worstall on paying the pension Fred Goodwin’s contract entitled him to:
It may not have been a very good contract, it might be that we or you or even they wish it had not been signed in the form it was, but it is indeed a contract.
And tearing up contracts, abandoning the rule of law, is really not an action or activity that is going to help us in the future.
8th March 2010 – Tim Wortall on paying the redundancy pay Civil Servants’ contract entitle them to:
People that it’s almost impossible to fire insisting that they get vastly better redundo than people that you can fire.
I think this is one of those strikes worth breaking, don’t you?
The right can be quite keen on contracts, except when workers bargain decent conditions for themselves, then they’re dreadful things.