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ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Rishi Sunak asks his vampire squid buddies for help again


ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Rishi Sunak asks his vampire squid buddies for help again

Rishi Sunak is chugging the chumocracy with the appointment of another former Goldman Sachs colleague – as if ignoring public concerns about the investment bank's role in the 2007 global financial crisis that resulted in the loss of so many jobs, homes and savings.

Last year, Sunak selected Richard Sharp, his former boss at Goldman Sachs, as his financial advisor to help with the Covid-19 bailout package. Sharp has now been appointed as the new BBC Chairman, so that Sunak can hire another Goldman alumnus, Chris Grigg, as Senior Adviser.

Grigg spent more than 20 years at the bank, rose to partner and stepped out shortly before the crash with his pockets bulging.

Rishi Sunak is chugging in with the appointment of another former Goldman Sachs colleague

He received a CBE on the latest honor roll for quitting his job at the helm of real estate giant British Land and will soon be helping Sunak design the new infrastructure bank.

Oddly enough, the official government biogues of Chancellor and Grigg don't mention their time at the investment bank, which was once compared to a "great vampire squid."

No wonder Bercow is a Trump expert

Donald Trump's instigation of the attack on US democracy, which killed five people in Washington, has sparked a number of comments from friends and enemies on this side of the pond. While Nigel Farage described the storming of Capitol Hill as "wrong", he described the riotous mob merely as "demonstrators". In contrast to his tweets on a peaceful BLM march in London, which Farage described as "terrifying" and "paramilitary" by a protest group, which he later compared to the Taliban.

Meanwhile, John Bercow called Trump "narcissistic, obsessed with himself, totally disrespectful to anyone who disagrees with him and ultimately tends to turn everyone on".

The former Commons spokesman is an expert on all of these things.

Meanwhile, John Bercow called Trump "narcissistic, obsessed with himself, completely disrespectful to anyone who disagrees with him, and ultimately tended to turn everyone on"

Meanwhile, John Bercow called Trump "narcissistic, obsessed with himself, totally disrespectful to anyone who disagrees with him and ultimately tends to turn everyone on".

The 34 Tory MPs who opposed Theresa May's Brexit deal to the bitter end have made their mark as Spartans after the old warriors who showed no weakness or fear in battle. For example, eyebrows were raised when a Spartan "tough man" revealed that his bark was worse than his bite and cried like a baby during a recent Zoom call with Tory Eurosceptic grandee Sir Bill Cash – when those fearless Brexiters gave in and the Trade in the 11th hour supported deal. Tears of relief, I was told.

Congratulations to former Secretary of Education Anne Milton on her two new jobs with education companies. The paid roles are with the City and Guilds Group and training specialist Pearson, whom she both met as minister.

The companies have received government contracts – although Milton, who resigned from government in the summer of 2019 and resigned as a member of parliament soon after, has given assurances that she was not personally involved in their awarding.

The appearance of the former Minister of Skills and Apprenticeship at Pearson will help staff "understand the government's ambitions and aspirations for apprenticeships."

Also, congratulations to my favorite appointment keeper, Acoba (aka the Cashing-In and Brazen Avarice Advisors) who, despite telling Milton that you run the risk of giving both companies an unfair advantage through their new jobs waved regardless.

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