In an apparent throwback to the Cold War campaigns of disruption, disinformation and espionage, the US government spent $1.6m building a social media network with the aim of undermining the communist government in Cuba, it has emerged.
“has questionable legality under US law” seems to be very soft language for what appears to be yet another attempt at overthrowing a foreign government.
In good times, they justify mega-pay as the going rate for “talent”. In bad times, they just take the cash – Southampton’s Don Nutbeam celebrated a 13% plunge in undergraduate recruitment with a £19,015 rise.
At Royal Holloway, where students are petitioning against their principal’s pay, Paul Layzell’s salary is partly determined by an appraisal of his performance – an appraisal between two people, one of whom is Paul Layzell.