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Chris Grayling to advise ports operator in £100,000 role
 

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Ex-Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has landed a £100,000 job advising the owner of some of the UK's top ports.

The Conservative MP is working for Hutchison Ports, which operates Harwich and Felixstowe among other terminals.

According to the MPs' register of financial interests, he will be paid for seven hours work a week for a year.

The appointment has been approved by a Whitehall watchdog despite it raising concerns of a "perceived risk" that it may give the firm an unfair advantage.

The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA) said Mr Grayling had reassured them he would not be advising the company on its commercial maritime activities or risks and opportunities associated with Brexit.

The watchdog said the role would be limited to advising the firm, which also operates London Thamesport, on its environmental strategy and its engagement with local enterprise bodies.

It said the MP must comply with these and other conditions, including a ban on him lobbying ministers on behalf of the company or giving advice on UK government tenders, until July 2021, two years after he left the cabinet.

Mr Grayling stepped down as transport secretary when Boris Johnson became PM in July 2019, having served under his predecessor Theresa May for three years

Critics of Mr Garyling say he made a series of poor decisions during his time in the job, including awarding a contract to a group of ferry operators to provide extra capacity after the UK left the EU - one of which had never sailed a vessel.

The contracts, which Mr Grayling described as an insurance policy, were later cancelled. The National Audit Office estimated that the costs incurred to the taxpayer could be as high as £56.6m.
 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54185180

 

Alright for some! 

 

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Why would a company pay a MP 100k per year for 7 hours a week for no reason other than currying favour with the Tories and getting fat contracts awarded without tender ? This has corruption written all over it and it is disgusting that this is allowed so blatantly.

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23 minutes ago, gerkin said:

Why would a company pay a MP 100k per year for 7 hours a week for no reason other than currying favour with the Tories and getting fat contracts awarded without tender ? This has corruption written all over it and it is disgusting that this is allowed so blatantly.

Pah, a hundred grand seems like nothing in the grand scheme of things...

 

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1 hour ago, gerkin said:

Why would a company pay a MP 100k per year for 7 hours a week for no reason other than currying favour with the Tories and getting fat contracts awarded without tender ? This has corruption written all over it and it is disgusting that this is allowed so blatantly.

This is the thickos idea of taking back control. Innit. 

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22 hours ago, Sausage said:

7 hrs a week too FFS.

No one would want him around for anymore...imagine the damage he would so in 40hours😮

Surely the PM could make a new role in the cabinet with the title "minister of organised community covid testing" or "the moonshot zsar" which would be perfect for him?

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14 minutes ago, nightowl said:

No one would want him around for anymore...imagine the damage he would so in 40hours😮

Surely the PM could make a new role in the cabinet with the title "minister of organised community covid testing" or "the moonshot zsar" which would be perfect for him?

I don't think Boris wants him anywhere near government considering his reputation as one of the worst ministers ever 

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"Ex-Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has landed a £100,000 job advising the owner of some of the UK's top ports.

The Conservative MP is working for Hutchison Ports, which operates Harwich and Felixstowe among other terminals.

According to the MPs' register of financial interests, he will be paid for seven hours work a week for a year.

The appointment has been approved by a Whitehall watchdog despite it raising concerns of a "perceived risk" that it may give the firm an unfair advantage."

 

How in the name of god can having Chris Grayling as one of your employees give your firm an advantage?

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On 9/17/2020 at 10:01 AM, msi said:

What no blaming Labour for this?

:) 

10 hours ago, gerkin said:

or no reason other than currying favour with the Tories and getting fat contracts awarded without tender ? This has corruption written all over it and it is disgusting that this is allowed so blatantly.

Evidence? 

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3 hours ago, Shrink Proof said:

"Ex-Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has landed a £100,000 job advising the owner of some of the UK's top ports.

The Conservative MP is working for Hutchison Ports, which operates Harwich and Felixstowe among other terminals.

According to the MPs' register of financial interests, he will be paid for seven hours work a week for a year.

The appointment has been approved by a Whitehall watchdog despite it raising concerns of a "perceived risk" that it may give the firm an unfair advantage."

 

How in the name of god can having Chris Grayling as one of your employees give your firm an advantage?

Well what you do is ask for him for advice. And then make sure to rule out such a course of action because it would be disastrous.

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