Sometimes I really shake my had in bewilderment at what this government thinks it can get away with. It refused to renew Sir Alastair Graham's contract as chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life because he had criticised Tony Blair's style of government once too often. And what have they done today? Appointed Rita Donaghy as the interim Chair of the Committee. She's an old style trade unionist and an active Labour Party campaigner.
Isn't it strange that at a time when Labour is arguing vociferously against limits on the amount of money trade unions can donate to the Labour Party, they appoint a Trade Union dinosaur to this position? Not really, I suppose. In fact, I don't know why I should be at all surprised.