David Cameron has criticised those who are calling for the end to pay restraint for public sector workers – calling them “selfish”.
David Cameron, the former British PM, has described those who wish to scrap the 1% pay cap on public sector workers as “selfish”, saying their calls to boost spending and raise public sector pay may appear compassionate but would simply saddle future generations with debt.
Last month a vote to end the public sector pay cap was defeated by just 14 votes subsequently critics have said that the government are “unsympathetic” as nurses are turning to food banks to get by.
Cameron during a speech in Seoul, South Korea, said; “Giving up on sound finances isn’t being generous, it’s being selfish: spending money today that you may need tomorrow”.
The Labour Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, accused the senior Conservative figure of living “in a different world from the rest of us” and having no concept of what it’s like to live off a public sector wage.
He went on to say; “Only David Cameron would say that hard-working people seeing their living standards fall back and their pay suppressed is good for them. It just further shows how out of touch he was then, and still remains today.”