Thursday, March 17, 2005

Stormin' Norman Baker

The Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes is on the warpath again, reports the Guardian. Norman Baker:

has written to the cabinet secretary, Sir Andrew Turnbull, asking for Mr Birt's unpaid job as a "blue skies thinker" at Downing Street to be investigated.

Mr Baker is concerned Lord Birt is using his close relationship with Tony Blair at McKinsey, where he is a paid adviser on "global media and entertainment practices", and is asking what access Mr Birt has to confidential government papers.

Remember, it was a question from Baker that caused Peter Mandelson's resignation from the cabinet.

His second resignation, that is.

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