Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, faces questions about his partner’s conduct after it emerged she sought lobbying work.
If a politician starts bonking the PR help (and these days it\’s hardly unusual, perhaps the modern replacement for bonking the secretary) then of course there\’s going to be a bit of difficulty if they set up home together. Doing political PR work when the partner is a Cabinet Minister is going to be a bit of a minefield.
Just one of these things about two career relationships that we\’re still working out….not entirely dissimilar from Huhne\’s actual wife having to leave a government job (BoE economist? Treasury economist?) when he joined the Cabinet.