Tory MP Richard Harrington was quoted in a slavering Sun article today condemning “fat cat union barons” for “trying to drive a wedge between hardworking teachers and the families who will pay the price for these unnecessary strikes.” Below a cartoon depicting the NUT’s Christine Blower and Nina Franklin as a two-headed dinosaur, he opined:
“public sector pensions need to be made fairer and more sustainable.”
It is strange that the homeopathy-loving Watford MP is not as forthright about pension schemes in the private sector. Could this possibly be the same Richard Harrington who is a director of and shareholder in Eden Wealth Management, a company providing private share trading and financial advice to high net worth individuals, families and, erm, private pension funds?
We look forward with interest to his parliamentary scrutiny of the £100bn shortfall in the biggest private pension schemes.