Liz Truss, the odds-on favourite to be the British Prime Minister in a few weeks time, appears to be proposing to solve the cost of living crisis - i.e. people not having enough money to live a decent life - by reducing the amount of money a bunch of people have.

Apparently “tailoring” pay for civil servants is going to save up to £8.8 billion. Given the total civil service pay bill is apparently around £9 billion per year, that seems - even in its own terms - ambitious.