If the Evening Standard is right and IPSA is refusing to pay redundancy money to Phil Woolas's staff, some serious questions need to be asked. It's hardly their fault if they have been made redundant because of the actions of their boss. I don't know their personal details but I doubt very much if they are all new. Even if they are, surely IPSA should show some human compassion for the situation they find themselves. I'd have thought a three month payoff was the least they deserve.
UPDATE 2.30pm: IPSA have been in touch to say the Standard have got it wrong.
For those who have been asking what happened when I visited IPSA last week, I've decided to write it up for the January issue of Total Politics, which will be out in mid December. I conducted an hour long member with IPSA board member Ken Olisa, and it was very revealing. I've still not got over the plushness of their Victoria offices. I thought I had entered the offices of an American investment bank by mistake. Olisa was very open about the organisation's initial failings but was very keen to convince me that they had learned from their errors. Did he succeed? Well you'll find out in four weeks.