The thoughts of Lord Joel Barnett... (in conversation with Gyles Dilnot, BBC).
GD: ‘Is the Barnett Formula a thorn in Lord Barnett’s side these days?’
LB: ‘Well, in one sense it is – in the sense that it’s so unfair and my name is attached to it’..
... Maurice Saatchi told me I should be very proud – some people don’t have these things named after them... Well, I’m not proud of having my name attached to something that’s so unfair now’....
Full interview here