Extravagant last gestures of the fading Gordon Brown regime was a bonus bonanza for fat cat civil service bosses.Speaking in his first television interview since becoming Prime Minister last week, Mr Cameron said around £15million was being handed to three-quarters of Whitehall senior civil servants in annual bonuses this year.
“I mean, giving something like 75 per cent of senior civil servants bonuses after everything that’s happened in the current year. Frankly that’s not a fiscal stimulus – it’s a crazy thing to do.”
He said: “We’re going to take action to stop the very bad decisions that were taken in the dying days of the last Labour government.
“They had planned an enormous range of bonuses for civil servants. Now we can’t stop them in respect of the year that has passed, but for the future we’re going to severely restrict them, cut them by something like two- thirds.”
Senior Tories have long feared that Mr Brown was carrying out a “scorched earth policy” designed to lay waste to the public finances, leaving a mess for his successors.
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