Tuesday, July 14, 2009

London mayor calls 250,000 pounds chicken feed | UK | Reuters

London mayor calls 250,000 pounds chicken feed | UK | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - London's outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, has caused controversy after describing the 250,000 pound second salary he earns for writing a newspaper column as "chicken feed."

Workers on London's transport network, which ultimately is headed by the mayor, reacted angrily to Johnson's comments, which he made in an interview with the BBC.

"Transport workers in London will look at Boris Johnson's claim that 250,000 pounds a year for moonlighting in a second job is 'chickenfeed' and wonder just what planet he's living on," said Bob Crow, the head of the RMT transport union.

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