Sunday, 24 February 2008

Revolving Door

Today’s Sunday Times reports how 28 former Labour ministers have cashed in on their Whitehall connections and taken up some pretty high paid jobs within the private sector. (The list includes John Reid, a man who tried to tackle religious sectarianism whilst at the Home Office. He now sits on the board of err……Celtic Football Club). It was always the Tories who were the brunt of the cabinet “revolving” door policy, but now it looks like Labour have assumed the mantle. Here’s a list of the offenders, together with the companies they now leech off!

Baroness Amos Travant Capital Partners, finance
Hilary Armstrong MP GovNet Communications, publisher
Lord Bach Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems, defence
Tony Blair JP Morgan and Zurich Financial Services
David Blunkett MP
Entrust, internet security
Lord Boyd Dundas and Wilson, law firm
Richard Caborn MP Amec, infrastructure
Ivor Caplin MBDA, defence company
Charles Clarke MP Beachcroft, law firm
Lord Evans EFG bank
Lord Filkin Serco, public sector services
Barry Gardiner MP Reynolds Partners, finance
Lord Goldsmith Debevoise & Plimpton, law
Nigel Griffiths MP Jabbar Group
Patricia Hewitt MP Alliance Boots
Baroness Hollis Higham Group, pensions
Melanie Johnson ABPI, drug trade body
Stephen Ladyman MP ITIS Holdings, traffic data
Ian McCartney MP Fluor Corp, engineering
Denis MacShane MP United Utilities
Alan Milburn MP PepsiCo
Chris Pond Cape Claims Services
Nick Raynsford MP Hometrack, property data
John Reid MP Celtic football club
Baroness Symons Caparo Group, steel
Lord Triesman Football Association
Lord Truscott Gavin Anderson and Company, public affairs
Lord Warner UK HealthGateway

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