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Greggs boss does well from Tories

Issue No. 2297

Greggs boss Ken McMeikan has been leading the opposition to the government’s pasty tax. He appeared with Sun journalists and page three models on Friday to open a new store and promote the Murdoch paper’s petition.

The pasty tax is an attack on the poor and the working class. But McMeikan has not done too badly out of the Tory government.

Their workfare scheme has saved him a fortune in wages—forcing “volunteers” to work at Greggs for nothing.

McKeikan himself took home an estimated £700,000 last year.

He is also chair of the bosses’ CBI for the north-east region of England, and was an executive at Tesco and Sainsbury’s before coming to Greggs.

He started his career fighting in the Falklands War as a teenager.

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Tue 3 Apr 2012, 18:39 BST
Issue No. 2297
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