I’m watching with slack-jawed astonishment the level of corruption in ‘House of Saud: A Family at War’ on BBC 2 and must admit my headline is a bit over-the-top. I’m having a bit of a laugh not that I need one after watching Scottish Labour’s launch of their budget plans:
The story is that a lobbyist for Carillion and firms involved in blacklisting construction workers is sitting on its governing body! Former MSP, Cara Hilton has been the policy and public affairs manager for the construction sector’s trade body since December 2016. Only two months after starting the job she was elected to the Scottish Executive Committee and she has the backing of, don’t laugh, the Campaign for Socialism.
You couldn’t make it, or them, up.
Footnote: did she get the job because her name kind of sounds like a variant of Carillion? Cara Illion? Spooky?
Footnote 2: ‘Building Scotland’s Future and Blacklisting Workers since 1895?’