A pretty public penny

Whitehall reverberated today with the low din of purring.

That was the satisfied sound coming from 172 senior civil servants who earn more than David Cameron’s £142,500 a year package.

There were quite a few lawyers among the list (see story). David Green QC, director of the revenues and customs division at the Crown Prosecution Service, is among the top earners. He makes over £210,000 per year.

Others include director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer, while high-ranking officials at TSol and the MoJ are also unlikely to go hungry any time soon.

Still, in a world where Bingham pays lawyers with no actual experience
£100,000 a year (see story), these PM-busting salaries look like loose change.