Having received a short lecture in Cabinet last week about the greedy excesses of bankers from Labour's Councillor Watkins, where I wonder did all these former members of Gordon Brown's last Labour government find new jobs between now and last May?
Lord Daviesh – Former Minister for Trade Promotion and Investment
Ruth Kelly – Former Secretary of State Department for Transport
Lord Malloch-Brown – Former Minister of State Foreign Office
Lord Myners- Former Financial Services Secretary
Ian Pearson - Former Economic Secretary HM Treasury
Jacqui Smith – Former Home Secretary
Baroness Vadera – Former Under-Secretary of State Enterprise
Admiral West – Former Under-Secretary of State Counter-terrorism
I think you've probably guessed the answer. With the remarkable exception of the former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, who is loyally serving his constituents in a remote part of Scotland, all the above have found lucrative new employment and one must conjecture, generous bonuses among the very same group that Labour blames for all our woes.
I'm only surprised that David Miliband hasn't joined them but then again £50,000 a year as a non-exec Director of Sunderland isn't bad pocket money as long as they don't ask him to play and there's a certain inevitability that when Labour have discovered what a disastrous choice they've made with brother Ed, his star will rise again!