Dugher's Defence

Guido’s exposé of Michael Dugher and his lobbying links has clearly hit a bit of a nerve. He took to Twitter last night to rebut the allegations:

Debatable. Standard practice would be:

‘Under the terms of their contract, special advisers are required to submit an application to the head of their former Department for any new appointment or employment they wish to take up during the two year period after their last day of paid service.”

The Cabinet Office may have cleared the job, but that doesn’t make it right…

The only thing that could make this more awkward was if there was some sort of link between Dugher’s upcoming Labour Party defence procurement review and EDS, the company for which he was formerly a lobbyist…




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