I am very surprised by Philip Hammond's reported comment the public sector workers are "overpaid". Who exactly is he talking about? Nurses? Teachers? Police officers? Servicemen and women?
There is very clear evidence of chronic shortages and recruitment difficulty in many of our essential services. Basic economics, let alone wider ideas of fairness suggests that Hammond's position is totally unsustainable.
Cable: Hammond’s position on public sector pay unsustainable
By The Voice in Liberal Democrat Voice