Thursday, June 28, 2007

Defecting doesn't pay?

An interesting entry on the Downing Street website full list of government ministers:

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP *

* Unpaid
Woodward, like Quentin Davies, defected to Labour some years ago. Until today he was Minister of State for Northern Ireland so it's a natural promotion, although as Gordon Brown has already publicly offered the job outside the party it's not as if Woodward is the first choice for the post.

And he won't be getting a ministerial salary. Not the best advert for potential defectors.


Anonymous said...

I think you miss the point. Woodward opted to not have a salary given that he is filthy rich already. Also, he was at DCMS before, not Northern Ireland. Though he was at the NIO previously.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to edit/delete this post then?


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