London Lite Wednesday, 7 October 2009 5 DAVID WALLIAMS and Jimmy Carr spent hours comforting Matt Lucas after his ex- partners suicide. The pair visited Lucas at his west London home yesterday, the day after Kevin McGee, 32, was found hanged in his Edinburgh flat. Carrying a Chinese takeaway, stand-up comic Carr, 37, looked solemn. After several hours, Lucass Little Britain co-star Walliams, 38, left. TV presenter Dale Winton also paid a visit as a florist delivered white lilies. McGee, who married Lucas, 35, in a civil partnership ceremony in December 2006, was found dead by police. Friends alerted them after seeing McGees Facebook post a few hours earlier which read: Kevin McGee thinks that death is much better than life. Friends today suggested a broken heart may have pushed McGee into suicide. After breaking up with Lucas in October last year, McGee found out the comedian was seeing someone else and his cocaine addiction spiralled out of control. A pal said: It seems he couldnt get over the fact there could be someone else in Matts life. Its possible he felt Matts new relationship meant there was no more hope. BY KEVIN WIDDOP Walliams and Carr rally round to comfort Lucas Happy couple: Matt Lucas with Kevin McGee BAs 20k cabin pay cut to 14k Airlines starting salary shock Support: Jimmy Carr, David Walliams and Dale Winton visiting Lucas yesterday BRITISH AIRWAYS passengers are facing the threat of strike action over plans for dramatic pay cuts. The airline is said to planning a new fleet for which cabin crew starting salaries will be as low as 14,000 a year, compared with the 20,000 earned by current crews. It also wants to cut the number of attendants on flights from Heathrow, escalating tensions with unions. A crisis session was held by union bosses today to discuss their next moves. Fears are rising that workers will go on strike if the company continues with its cost-cutting plans. BA says it must make drastic changes to survive. It announced yesterday it wanted to cut 1,700 jobs and freeze workers pay. A senior source at Unite, which represents the majority of BA staff, described the cuts confirmation as very alarming, adding that is inevitably brought a strike closer. The UKs largest carrier says the changes will take place from the middle of next month. Negotiations with the unions to reduce costs after the airline lost 400m last year have failed. BASSA, the division of Unite repre- senting cabin crew, said staff on the new BA fleet, which would cover long and short haul flights, would have revised pay and conditions. A union source said: The company is ripping up agreements and we will urge all our members not to sign new contracts. Cabin crew job numbers will be reduced from 14,000 to 12,300 and there will be a two-year freeze on pay and allowances for existing employees. BA refused to confirm or deny the moves. A spokesman said: It is essential we make ourselves more efficient if we are to continue our long-term survival. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html