Chancellor Philip Hammond calls nurses and cops ‘overpaid’ while raking in £10k a month renting property : Mirror.

Top Tory enjoys a rent-free life in homes paid for with taxpayer cash, while also pocketing £10,000 a month renting out his city townhouse.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (Image: REUTERS)

As millions of public sector ­workers he claims are “overpaid” struggle to meet household bills, Philip ­Hammond enjoys a rent-free life in homes paid for with taxpayer cash.

And apart from the two grace and favour properties the Chancellor has use of, he is also pocketing £10,000 a month renting out his city townhouse.

Tycoon Mr Hammond was last night accused of being out of touch with the public sector staff, including cleaners, nurses, teachers and 999 crews, he laughingly claims are paid too much, despite his cap of 1% on wage rises.

And the hypocritical Tory sparked even more fury by declaring “there isn’t a free lunch” – despite the two homes he does not pay for.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “He is living on a different planet.

“Public sector workers have had frozen wages for the past seven years.” Unison branded Mr Hammond’s claim that nurses and hospital cleaners are overpaid “offensive”.

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1 Comment

  1. He hasn’t got a clue about how ordinary people live.

    His argument yesterday, was that public sector workers have good pensions, which used to be the case. However, since the rules changed, they have to pay more in, and wait longer to take their pension. In any case, regardless of the size of their pension, it doesn’t help them here and now when they can’t survive.

    If private sector wages are lower than public sector wages, then the answer is to increase the minimum wage, not reduce public sector pay.

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