There’s a story in The Guardian today about Foreign Office cleaners who have been disciplined — some apparently sacked — after they wrote to Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond about their pay.
Not very surprising the cleaners got no sympathy.
Perhaps someone should have told them that the Chairman of the contractor they work for — Interserve — is Hammond’s fellow Tory Party member, Tory peer and former Thatcher adviser Lord Blackwell?
No connection at all of course.
UPDATE: According to company accounts, Blackwell trousers £150,000 as chair of Interserve and £580,000 as chair of Lloyds Bank. That’s a minimum annual salary of £730,000.