There's more from Polly's column today (see previous post for the bulk of it, though). Polly writes:
On behalf of shareholders, simple questions should be put: why do directors pay themselves obscene sums, a 28% rise in the boardrooms this year, all of it stolen from citizens' pension funds and Peps?
Compare that with this, from the Guardian on 2 October 2006:
Directors' pay at Britain's top companies soared by 28% last year, more than seven times the rate of average pay and 11 times the current rate of inflation.