Now, I distinctly remember Gordon saying that spin was over, that his arrival at No. 10 was a new dawn, and that we could all start believing New Labour press releases again. Or words to that effect.Now, in the light of the soldiers vs traffic wardens debate, take a look at this post over at Burning Our Money. This sets out the MoD's defence that soldiers are not paid less than traffic wardens. However, in the soldier's pay it includes their pension contributions (etc), but the comparison was made with traffic warden's basic pay.
Whichever way you slice it, this is not a fair comparison.