Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Is Chelsea's Fernando Torres really worth more than a street cleaner?

The record transfer fee for Fernando Torres is indicative of growing social inequality.

It raises the question of the value attached to the jobs performed by the highest-paid as compared to those paid least.

While I never watch Torres play, I rely on bin collectors to keep my streets clean. How can society allow such a pay gulf to exist?

JAMES LEIGH

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