Exactly three years ago, Nick Johnson, the then Chief Executive of Bexley
council was so unwell he had to give up his job, poor thing. He was on £203k. a
year and we were lumbered with paying him £50k. pension a year for life. But he
wasnt that unwell because just four months later he landed a £260k. job with
Hammersmith & Fulham council. The rules dictate that he should have lost some of
the Bexley funded pension when he suddenly found he wasnt ill after all, but
with some carefully arranged financial jiggery-pokery he managed to hold on to
the lot. So he is now on £310,000 a year extracted from the mugs otherwise known
as council-tax payers. And as is still common in Bexley, these parasites are
hitched up to partners of a similar disposition. Johnson lives with the Chief
Executive of Notting Hills housing association and their house just happens to
be a flat only a few yards from Tony Blairs grand mansion in Paddington. They
are all at it; milking the system that is.
This story is unashamedly nicked from last Sundays Mail on Sunday. For the whole sordid tale click here.