It is an insult toe the British people that Transport Minister Patrick McLaughlin is forcing the public to pay her salary again in an act of favouritism that should see him ejected from his own office (but probably won’t).
Not only that, but she has also taken a job with a lobbying firm, proving that the Conservative Party has done nothing at all to curb the power of such companies to sway government policy. The Transparency of Lobbying Act was about restricting trade unions and political campaigners, not commercial lobbyists at all.
Shall we start an e-petition to have both McVile and McLaughingstock removed? It would be worth it just to see what excuse the Petitions committee makes to refuse it.
Former Tory minister Esther McVey has landed a £530-a-day, taxpayer funded job, just six months after being booted out as an MP.She’s been appointed Chair of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) by her former colleague Transport Minister Patrick McLaughlin.
The £32,000 job requires her to work just 60 days a year.
The Conservative welfare slasher and ex-TV presenter will juggle that job with an ‘advisory role’ at lobbyists Hume Brophy.
Hume Brophy’s clients have included the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, on whose behalf they sent letters to MPs urging them to oppose a ban on the display of tobacco products in shops.
They were unsuccessful.
* In referring to Ms McVile as a ‘girl’, This Blog is of course using the term in its vaguest possible sense.
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