And you could see the pecking order by the tables:Those were times where people like you were sitting in those offices. Things have changed.
I also know it was no ordinary model. It was a “super”, which, though I didn’t know it at the time, must have meant my dad was selling more timber than had been expected by his bosses. That’s how a good performance was measured back then. Not by a pay rise or a lunch at the Berni Inn. But by a Cortina that had a clock or a rev counter. Or maybe both.
A company car was a perk, a reward, a doggy chew and a pat on the head for good behaviour. And because it was such an enormous thing — to be given an entire car by your company — it became the measure of your worth. And because of that, about 80% of all new cars back then were company-bought. Which meant in essence they were either Fords, Austins or Vauxhalls.
I remember Simon Shepherd saying his dad was going to get a Sunbeam Rapier. And Nigel Thompson reckoned his dad had a BMW CSL, but these were playground myths. Nobody’s dad sold that much timber.
It is acutely frustrating that he is taking up a seat in the House of Commons that could be occupied by someone who actually wants to accomplish something ,If Tories appreciate the phenomenon of strategic voting, they should cut out such boils from the club: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-47173445
He should be stripped off his title too, imho.
Don't forget his applying the "object" strategy to pardoning Alan Turing, banning wild animals from circuses, exempting carers from hospital car parkingSince private members bills do pass into law from time to time, he doesn't block *all* of them. He seems to focus his ire on bills enhancing women's rights or protecting women from abuse. Interesting.