Robert has posted a few times on this topic recently. Perhaps he sees the MP's expenses story and thinks there is a read across to a juicy business topic?
To me, Fat Cat Salary stories are a nothing, the money generally spent on Executive pay is a nothing in large companies compared to the price of decisions and investments the guys/gals make; If they do a bad job they get fired too. Shareholders can hold them to account if they can be bothered. Major corporates are not run like the BBC after all!
I do though wonder if Mr Peston has another agenda, is it possible this is a mild broadside about one's own pay negotiation? Are there not some rather fat cats within the BBC with whom one would like to be remunerated at a similar level, like Wossy for example?
We shall see in due course, will he stay or will he go?