there are many things i didnt like about Friday’s cabinet reshuffle - not least the appointment of two more peers in cabinet posts and no way for MPs to hold them to account at the dispatch box.
Then, we have surallen. Mr Amstrad, the man who has made a second career from saying ‘you’re fired’ is in as an enterprise tzar. As Management Today put it, the appointment is “further evidence that the government is throwing caution – and credibility – to the wind”
There are a whole host of problems with this appointment - not to mention the fact that before the peerage is even granted, Sir Alan will have to committ to attending the House of Lords fairly regularly - not a straightforward committment.
Now the Conservatives have come out and said Sir Alan should choose between jobs.
I wholeheartedly agree. Government is not a sideline, but then again nor is being an MP. And as I blogged last week, the next obstacle to tackle after expenses is the outside work of MPs.
So, before David Cameron starts throwing stones, I would suggest he takes a moment to survey the glazing in the house he stands in.