One born every minute?

Letter in today’s Sunday Times magazine Driving supplement, page 3

“Verging on the ridiculous”

“The article about volunteers cutting the grass and tidying the verges of Devon’s highways [last week] makes interesting reading, especially when you consider that the chief executive of Devon council, Phil Norrey, is on £150,000 – more than our PM gets for running the entire country. Looking at the photo of the happy band of volunteers, I recalled the words attributed to P T Barnum: “There’s a sucker born every minute”. I’m sure Mr Norrey would agree, as he laughs all the way to the bank.”

Ali Kelman, Surrey