Give that man a medal!
In the NUT conference debate, Michael Wrought-Brookes from North Yorkshire opposed the proposed pay demand, arguing that it would be wrong when people were being made redundant in their thousands.
He said it was folly to think standards of living in Britain could continue rising if world poverty were to be tackled in the way that the conference had just demanded in a separate debate.
"Britain has been stealing from the poor of the world for 500 years and is still doing it," he said.
"And asking for 10% is exactly that: it is stealing from the poor of the world."