The richest of them all?
Here's a little game I played on Newshour today. Which political leader in the industrialised world gets the highest salary? Is it George W Bush, on $400,000 a year? Or Gordon Brown, on £187,000 (equivalent to $385,000)? Nicholas Sarkozy of France? Angela Merkel of Germany? None of the above: step forward Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland, who's just been awarded a 14 per cent pay increase, to take his annual salary to 310,000 euros ($447,000).
Just thought you'd like to know.