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Andrew Mitchell is The Guardian’s new helper

Andy McSmith

Andrew Mitchell, the former Chief Whip and International Development Secretary, has found a new outlet for his talents after losing his job over a difference of opinion with a Downing Street police officer. In the updated Register of MPs’ Interests he declares that he has taken on as a director of The Foundation, a London management consultancy, who are paying him £3,000 a day to work six days a year, with £10,000 up front.

Prominent among The Foundation’s clients is The Guardian newspaper, who will now be able to draw on the expertise of a politician whom a Guardian editorial last September accused of having “ineptly…damaged himself, his party and his government.”

  • Pacificweather

    The Foundation claims to provide the outside perspective. He is certainly now qualified to do that. The diagrams on their web site tell you everything you need to know about these goons.

  • creggancowboy

    Yes the Guardian unlike The Indy does not ban Jody McIntyre nor hire bleating hypocrites such as Owen “Never been arrested for a political offence” Jones. Are Rentou* & Dent going on G8?

  • http://twitter.com/francessmith frances smith

    I had a look, to see if it was as good as you said. I think maybe it is time for us online commenters to start charging consultancy fees for our btl advice, perhaps the problem is we are just too modest, and lack the necessary sense of entitlement.


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