Eames Bradley payments revealed

The News Letter is reporting the amount paid to the members of the Eames Bradley commission. It seems that a total of £1.2 million was spend on the group’s work with the eight group members paid over £500,000 between them. Apparently data protection laws prevent stating the totals per person but Eames and Bradley each received £680 per day and the other group members received £350 per day. It is okay to have paid them so much, however, because Mr. Bradley said: “My experience is that these part-time jobs actually become full-time jobs. You get paid part-time but no one ever takes into account that you’re not getting paid full-time,” and that he had “worked very hard” as co chair of the group.

  • Dave

    [i]My experience is that these part-time jobs actually become full-time jobs. You get paid part-time but no one ever takes into account that you’re not getting paid full-time,” and that he had “worked very hard” as co chair of the group.[/i]

    Well, with that logic, all part-time workers in NI should be paid amounts that would be paid to full-time workers, or is it only the ruling elite and their puppets who are allowed to enjoy the fruits of that self-serving rationale?

  • FOI User

    “Apparently data protection laws prevent stating the totals per person”

    So they say but I imagine the News Letter has already lodged its appeal. If they don’t drop that foolish argument after the internal review the Information Commissioner will ensure it is released. It’s a delaying tactic rather than a valid argument.

  • fin

    its peanuts really, a decent Programme Manager will earn £680+ per day and £350 per day is a bad mid-level techies contract rate, they broke new ground took a lot of responsibility decent value for money over all.

  • Eddie

    Peanuts?
    Have you taken leave of your senses?

  • Carson’s Cat

    Just read the article… Surely there are many organisations which could complain about others getting huge payments of public money…. but is FAIR one of them???

  • Spades a Spade

    so great is their concern.
    Recommending less than a month of their wages per victim.
    Just another fat cat operation.

  • The Raven

    Spade, I take it then you’d recommend more…?

    Turgon, normally I find you to be the Cecil B DeMille of posting…grand, epic and sometimes even informative.

    This thread however just seems churlish.

  • Missing the big picture – compared to the ‘peace dividend’ that never appeared this is a small enough sum. And worth every penny if it gives us some basis for moving forward in a mature way.

    http://northbynorthwestblog.wordpress.com/

  • Credit Crunch

    “compared to the ‘peace dividend’ that never appeared this is a small enough sum.”

    The peace dividend did appear, it just quickly disappeared into the black hole of paramilitarism via every daft crackpot scheme they could dream up.

  • Bretagne

    It is okay to have paid them (so much)

    Here here – Worthwhile report in the round….and a fly on the elephants arse compared to the Bloody Sunday enquiry !

  • Big Maggie

    Bretagne,

    Agreed on Bloody Sunday. But how many on the Bradley-Eames* group are leeching lawyers?

    If they get the job done it’s not a lot of money really. Mind you, the proposal of victim payouts was OTT. I’m glad it was nipped in the bud.

    * Why aren’t they listed alphabetically? Or is Eames more important than Bradley?

  • Spades a Spade

    Raven it could have been a lot less.
    something like perhaps 4 weeks normal wages.

  • lamh dearg

    Whatever they got paid it wasn’t enough, not sufficient recompense for being shafted by the cretinous politicians who agreed about “no hierarchy of victims” and then castigated Eames/Bradley for saying the same thing, not sufficient for having to endure the sectarian, hate filled drivel spouted by the whole panoply of “community groups” and “victims groups”.

  • Danny O’Connor

    Rightly or wrongly,have you ever seen what non executive chairmen and members of quangos get,have you seen how mch consultants earn-a grand a day -without any public pressure,when was the last time you checked how much a barrister will charge for a day?
    In fairness to Denis Bradley and Lord Eames,Iam sure that their public working time would have been greatly over shadowed by their private deliberations,which is unseen.
    These two men were given the task of moving things forward,when -in reality-there are too many self interested people stuck in the past.
    Two of NI’s most respected independent public figures tried long and hard to sort out the problems of a society,which it appears doesn’t want these problems sorted out because it would deprive many of them of their soap box of self righteousness.

  • a good name – better than riches…

  • Driftwood

    All that hand- wringing, from 2 self important delusional muppets. The angst of it all, as they filled in their expenses forms must have been overbearing for them.

  • dunreavynomore

    Danny
    “two of NI’s most respected independent figures…” sez who?

  • cynic

    So then, that values someone killed as worth about 17.5 days of the time of the Chair or Vice Chair.