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WHY DOC THEIR WAGES?

Byline: Brian READE

THERE has been outrage over claims that a few GPs are now earning pounds 250,000 a year.

How, critics ask, can we pay them that amount for sitting around for a few hours every morning handing out advice to the old, infirm and hypochondriac? And I saw their point. Until learning that taxpayers hand Terry Wogan pounds 800,000 a year for doing precisely the same thing.

Yet unlike doctors, his training took as long as it takes to charm the goolies off a BBC producer.

Then I realised the critics had as much of a point as a Happy Hour in a Taliban social club.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 20, 2006
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