Like ConservativeHome I feel a real sense of outrage that Paul Gray has emerged smelling of roses with a £200,000 a year job working for Sir Gus O'Donnell in the Cabinet Office. It was he, you will remember, who resigned from HMRC after the disc-gate scandal. As Treasury Select Committee Chairman John McFall says in the Telegraph, "Instead of falling on his sword he's fallen on a feather bed." You can say that again. OK, I will. "Instead of falling on his sword he's fallen on a feather bed."
The Cabinet Office says that even though he resigned: "For contractual reasons, he remains a senior civil servant. He will be leaving the civil service at the end of this year." I resigned from my job last Monday. Did I expect to be paid until the end of year? Did I ****. This is civil service insider trading of the very worst kind - and the government has allowed it to happen, no questions asked.