Re: An excellent example ...
"There is also an additional governing factor in which civil servant incomes whether direct or indirect (<snip>) will never ever be paid more than than the Minister for the Regions."
Well, if you want monkeys running the government and civil service, pay peanuts. There's a competitive jobs market out there, talent goes where the money is.
A population gets the government it votes and pays for. If you don't like it, complain to them. They're the ones who are ultimately responsible.
And no, I'm not a civil servant and I'm definitely not a politician.