12 June 2011

Quote of the day

From Tony Blair in The Observer (here):
I would never have used Peter Mandelson's phrase about being relaxed about people getting filthy rich. But should Lionel Messi – or an investment banker – earn more in a week than a nurse earns in five years? You can debate that, but I don't know the answer.
He doesn't know the answer? Here he is, an ex-Labour Prime Minister, and he doesn't know whether a footballer or a banker should earn so much more than a nurse. Amazing.

It might have been more tactful to say "Of course not" and then add some waffle about the inability of governments to control market forces.

1 comment:

Richard T said...

But surely he must be relaxed about since in his retiral he has become filthy rich himself or am I missing something?