We should be grateful to Beastrabban for digging up this little gem from Private Eye, showing that Unum was hired by Peter Lilley during the last Conservative government – not by Labour – and demonstrating that the conflict of interest in a company advising the government and then profiting from the consequences of its advice was clear from the start – and ignored in the fashion that is now commonplace in the Coalition government; they seem to think that if they ignore these evident signs of corruption, we will. They are wrong.