Free tickets for the gravy train: Whitehall committee that NEVER says no to ministers cashing in
Acoba is Whitehall committee that scrutinises post-government appointments
However, it has not knocked back a single minister or civil servant in eight years
So, the rules are laid out, whatever they are, good or bad. Ex-ministers and ex-civil servants have been obeying these rules, whatever they are, good or bad.
I’m reminded of Ritchie’s Lament that so few were prosecuted after the Swiss Banks opened up the books about British citizens and their accounts. The idea that this proved that almost all were in fact obeying the law wasn’t something he could contemplate.