Prem Sikka via Richard Murphy

The UK has about 50,000 family doctors, but nearly 280,000 professionally qualified accountants (pdf), often earning exorbitant salaries. That is almost the highest number per capita in the world and more than the rest of the European Union put together.


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  1. jim Says:

    You could fill up millenium stadium with the number of struck off doctors, solicitors and accountants that are about! What strikes me in the way of unfairness is the hideous spectacle of a gp on £120,000 per year refusing to allow an ill person to go on the sick for £80 per week. Also pensioners who might well have paid full stamp getting less than £100 per week are seen by doctors often who often work only a 3 day week (try getting an appointment in the next 24 hours and refuse to come to your house) who are earning £2000 per week. Differential is one thing but this gap between the haves and have nots is another. New labour’s fault though for allowing it.

    • RickB Says:

      ‘Differential is one thing but this gap between the haves and have nots is another.’ Word! That our establishment encourages hate towards people on less than £100 a week while they earn that in a few minutes/hours is fundamentally evil. And the preponderance of accountants shows the wealth in capital is all about hiding and evading tax and hoarding it at the top

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