Weighing up the risks — 7 Comments

  1. "is this all a pantomime", no Grandad she is one of those alternative comedians.

    • I never could understand the modern sense of humour, so that explains a lot.  Bring back Dave Allen.

  2. They call her Dame because she was awarded the "Dame Commander of the British Empire" in 2008.

    Her Wiki page makes it perfectly clear she hasn't a clue about front line medicine – and she's not terribly bright either as she failed her 11 plus. But her family has clout aplenty and that's the principle reason why she's got to where she is today. Essentially spouting rot she's been fed by others.

    Davis was not a natural successor to Sir Liam Donaldson. He was born in 1949 and chose to retire in 2010, so was 61 at that time.

    Davis was asked to stand in for a period – and then asked to stay on. Davis was born in 1949, so she'll be hitting 67 this year. In short it was convenient for her to hang around for a while because that'll beef up her pension. However she seems to revel in controversy and I suspect enjoys all the trappings that come with the job, so there she is picking up £244,441 a year and blocking the careers of others in so doing.

    I do however believe the Civil Service has a cut off with pensions. It grows until age 65 then stays there with only cost of living hikes included. It's a 60% job, so even when she does retire she'll be picking up well in excess of £145,000 a year.

    By comparison good old Cameron, who should be the highest paid civil servant, has to raise 3 sproggs and work fairly serious hours for £142,000.

    Little wonder Dame sally doth take the piss; at that kind of money and simply being in the right place at the right time it is true that you can indeed polish a turd.

    • Jayzus but I thought our lot were bad.  A quarter of a mil for clawing your way to the top and spouting a load of ridiculous bollox?  Our Dame Enda is "leading" this country with exactly the same qualifications and is earning a mere 185k, though in fairness to him he is worth a tenth of that.

      This honours system amuses me.  I see Van Morrison has been knighted and is now Sir Van.  Doesn't quite sound right somehow?

  3. Dame in her case Dreary And Massively Egocentric.
    I considered setting up a petition to have her removed from her role following the mis-information she spewed out about the new alcohol “limits”, but she would no doubt get an early pay off on top of the pension! She can stay in post and spout more rubbish whilst I enjoy watching her get ridiculed instead.

  4. I have just read todays Frank Davis post, where there is a link to a petition to Sack the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies. Great Stuff!

    • Unfortunately, the bastards look after their own so a petition [even with 50 million signatures] is unlikely to have any effect.

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