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The Telegraph cartoonist Matt earns £650,000 a year and the internet is going bonkers

Private Eye is reporting that Telegraph cartoonist Matt receives an eye-watering £650,000 per year plus perks – actually £200,000 more than the Telegraph editor.

Why so much?

The fear is that Matt could be poached by The Daily Mail or The Times and take a considerable amount of readers with him.

The internet is kind of horrified and impressed at the same time that someone earns so well for such ordinary work.

Here’s the best six reactions:

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6. And this entirely accurate flight of whimsy

You have to wonder what ordinary staff at the Telegraph make on this – on £25k. Can’t do much for office cohesion.

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