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CITY VIEWS: ARE THE TORIES RIGHT TO PROPOSE A PUBLIC-SECTOR PAY FREEZE?

<strong>STEVE RYAN </strong>AXA<br />&ldquo;Yes I think it&rsquo;s the right thing to do. There are other things they could do as well to cut the fiscal deficit. I&rsquo;m worried about the government&rsquo;s debts for my children&rsquo;s sake &ndash; they will be the ones who pick up the bill. For a very long time Gordon Brown has been getting things very wrong.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />JASON MAUDE </strong>CHP CONSULTING<br />&ldquo;I think it is a good idea. If pay restraint is needed by the government at this time, then the step is required. People who are earning over &pound;18,000 should be comfortably off anyway. And cutting salaries is preferable to having to sack people completely in order to cut costs.&rdquo;<br /><strong><br />MARTYN ELLIS </strong>KERRY LONDON FINANCIAL SERVICES<br />&ldquo;Yes I think it is something they should be doing. You could say it&rsquo;s not fair as it&rsquo;s a City crisis, but we are all in this together. I would be more tempted to vote Conservative because of this, but I probably would have anyway. They are the only ones who have got a grip on things.&rdquo;