So for any politician to publicly reveal that they will be donating theirs to charity - as Labour leadership contenders Yvette Cooper (above), Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall have done - is not only self-aggrandising
and patronising, it also demeans colleagues who will rightly take it.
Now that a starring role on The Jump has relaunched her career, Paul McCartney's ex is back in the limelight spouting her self-aggrandising
, bitchy nonsense.
This is when the candidates' initial self-aggrandising
statements come back to bite them.
When Putin took the helm of Russia, the former superpower's military forces were creaking and exhausted, separatists threatened to strip the federation of territories while self-aggrandising
ideologues sought power in a capital haunted by memories of recent coup attempts, the economy spluttered and Nato's empire expanded into the Baltics.
Doesn't she realise the arrogant and evasive way she handled that grubby debacle has made us see her as a self-aggrandising
, self-interested woman who can't admit she's wrong about anything?
So often in this account under Nelsons' empowering baton woodwind solos, and especially those from Laurence Jackson's violin, evoked the wistfulness which lies at the heart of so many of Elgar's scores, and counterbalanced the roistering Gemutlichkeit of this tone-poem's more self-aggrandising
The deafening decibels of self-aggrandising
electoral battles will be replaced by wily politicalspeak as the challenge of actualising the election manifesto becomes unavoidable.
8% rise - exactly the same as his staff - and provides the single moral benchmark in this sorry, hyper-inflated self-aggrandising
We watch it to enjoy the spectacle of arrogant fools failing their tasks miserably despite their bragging and self-aggrandising
posturing, before being put in their place by the indignant and constantly punning Lord Sugar.
To be fair, there were a few good lines - Jacobi chiding McKellen's self-aggrandising
luvvie by describing his career peak as having been "killing a prostitute on Coronation Street" - but, by and large, this made Benidorm (ITV's other lowest-common denominator laugh-vacuum) look like Brass Eye.
Skip its pointlessness, reader; Collins is a fine writer but even he can't lift that self-aggrandising
nonsense above the mire.
The book, The Third Man, is a self-aggrandising
attempt by the former Minister to overstate his role in the not-so great sweep of British political history from 1997 to 2010.