Majority of Brits say Boris Johnson should follow London mayor and take pay cut
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An overwhelming majority of Britons think that Boris Johnson should take a pay-cut to show solidarity with workers worst affected by the coronavirus.
In polling commissioned by the MailOnline, 75% of respondents believe the prime minister should follow London mayor Sadiq Khan's example and reduce his pay and the salary of senior ministers by 10%.
Khan voluntarily shaved 10% off his £152,000 salary - reducing it by £15,000 a year. The mayor also froze the incomes of 15 direct political appointments. The London leader follows New Zealand politicians who also slashed their pays.
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On he flip side, only 13% said the move was excessive and that the prime minister should not follow suit. Around 11% said they had no opinion on the matter.
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The UK faces its worst recession in living memory as the economy continues to falter due to the pandemic and ensuing lockdown. The government borrowed £55 billion in May - the single highest amount in almost six decades.
Downing Street has refused to say whether Johnson will take a salary reduction.
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