Londoner’s Diary: Look at Tristram Hunt’s salary before you axe us, say under-threat V&A staff

Robbie Smith
·1-min read
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Welcome back to the Londoner’s Diary. Today, we hear how V&A director Tristram Hunt’s £150,000 salary is being called into question by angry V&A curators at risk from budget cuts. Later, the actor Robert Lindsay recalls unintentionally causing a worksite accident, before Stephen Fry laments politicians’ phony flag-waving. Meanwhile, Oscar-winning Emerald Fennell recounts a tearful encounter with her hero Nick Cave and we learn the sad story of the duck in the Embassy. Then in SW1A, John Bercow reveals the strange reactions of his Conservative colleagues when he voted for an equal age of consent...