Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sir Paul Gray: Laughing All the Way to Resignation

Yesterday I wrote about what kind of "resignation package" Sir Paul Gray might receive following his resignation from HMRC. Read it HERE. My fears seem to have been realised. This morning's Daily Mail reports...
Meanwhile, Paul Gray, the £190,000-a-year chairman of HM Customs &
Revenue who resigned yesterday, is set to remain on full salary pending a deal
to let him retire on a full pension. Mr Gray, who was praised for quitting "as a
matter of honour", will not lose a penny by falling on his sword.

So there you have it. Honour among thieves, eh?

Hattip to the Daily Brute

12 comments:

Pascal said...

I am so happy to know that my taxes go to good causes....

Hawthorne said...

Thief? Bit strong don't you think?

Chris Goodman said...

Civil Servants are passionate believers in redistributing money to themselves - all government is theft.

curious officer said...

How long has he been in the civil service? Or even, is he a civil servant at all? Don't civil servants have to do 5 years before even qualifying for a pension - and even then the amount payable is worked out in fractions of fractions, so how cn he retire on full pension?

Roger Thornhill said...

Paul Gray is just following the example set by the Blair/Brown government. Clarke/Blair do not resign, NHS trust failures still expect their "severence" when they screw up etc etc.

Those at the top are to blame for this mindset. Gordon and Tony have created this poisonous creed.

Anonymous said...

I don't see any reference to a knighthood anywhere in the package, so i assume the reference to "Sir Paul Gray" is standard-issue Dale snarkiness.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised are you?

Anonymous said...

But at least he had the decency to resign. Darling is showing complete disregard for doing the right thing that we have come to expect from this government. If this isn't a resignation issue what is?

Interesting that the Troies aren't pushing for him to resign. Has he become like IDS - more useful in place?

Lord Jerk-Higham said...

As someone, possibly Man in a Shed, said; He's employable again. Darling's not.

Anonymous said...

You haven't corrected the "Sir", Iain. What are you trying to say? Have you gone all Guido on us?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what Vince Cable was on about re the 'civil servants making millions' stuff?

Gallimaufry said...

Poor old Steve McLaren only gets £2million after 18 months shining success. What was that chorus to "She Was Poor But She Was Honest"?
"It's the same the whole world over,
It's the poor wot gets the blame,
It's the rich wot gets the gravy.
Ain't it all a bleedin' shame?"