Wealden MP Charles Hendry added to payroll of oil trading firm Vitol

Sussex MP paid thousands by oil firm

Sussex MP paid thousands by oil firm

First published in News by , local government reporter

AN MP and former energy minister has been added to the payroll of a major oil trading firm.
Wealden MP Charles Hendry has been employed as a consultant for Swiss-based but Dutch-owned energy trading company Vitol.
His £60,000-a-year package equates to one-and-a-half days a month working on behalf of the firm.
The role has been cleared by the Office of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, the Westminster watchdog that polices former ministers' outside interests.

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9:42am Mon 7 Apr 14

whatone says...

The greed and duplicity of these pigs has ceased to be a source of amazement.

And of course they regulate themselves, so they make sure there are no 'conflicts of interest' and thus have become so blatant in their arrogance!

They are all in the trough together!
The greed and duplicity of these pigs has ceased to be a source of amazement. And of course they regulate themselves, so they make sure there are no 'conflicts of interest' and thus have become so blatant in their arrogance! They are all in the trough together! whatone
  • Score: 13

10:33am Mon 7 Apr 14

tykemison says...

So, charlie boy is getting over 3 grand a time for attending functions with his equally corrupt colleagues whilst ALL working class job conditions are being attacked by theses scum.All in it together? Only if the tories mean ill gotten gains, absolute corrupt filth.
So, charlie boy is getting over 3 grand a time for attending functions with his equally corrupt colleagues whilst ALL working class job conditions are being attacked by theses scum.All in it together? Only if the tories mean ill gotten gains, absolute corrupt filth. tykemison
  • Score: 8

11:04am Mon 7 Apr 14

cookie_brighton says...

taken on as a consultant.....bollo
x...he is an M.P. sitting in a position where his views can be heard and applied......he has been " Bought " .
Any Serving M.P. should NOT be able to take on any second income......corrupti
on jumps to mind.
taken on as a consultant.....bollo x...he is an M.P. sitting in a position where his views can be heard and applied......he has been " Bought " . Any Serving M.P. should NOT be able to take on any second income......corrupti on jumps to mind. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 6

12:09pm Mon 7 Apr 14

gheese77 says...

I am surprised he has time to do a second job. Most people in normal jobs do not.
I am surprised he has time to do a second job. Most people in normal jobs do not. gheese77
  • Score: 5

2:16pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Bob_The_Ferret says...

"Man gets paid for working, rather than claiming benefits."
"Man gets paid for working, rather than claiming benefits." Bob_The_Ferret
  • Score: -7

2:22pm Mon 7 Apr 14

whatone says...

Bob_The_Ferret wrote:
"Man gets paid for working, rather than claiming benefits."
Man gets 'benefits' for claiming to work ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bob_The_Ferret[/bold] wrote: "Man gets paid for working, rather than claiming benefits."[/p][/quote]Man gets 'benefits' for claiming to work ;-) whatone
  • Score: 7

4:14pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Royy Batty says...

gheese77 wrote:
I am surprised he has time to do a second job. Most people in normal jobs do not.
Might be to do with the fact that he's doing frack-all to start with, except the strenuous task of opening brown paper envelopes!
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: I am surprised he has time to do a second job. Most people in normal jobs do not.[/p][/quote]Might be to do with the fact that he's doing frack-all to start with, except the strenuous task of opening brown paper envelopes! Royy Batty
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Mon 7 Apr 14

rubberflipper says...

When will the people of Wealden, Horsham etc stop voting for these Tory swindlers and support UKIP? Do it so we can get OUR country back.
When will the people of Wealden, Horsham etc stop voting for these Tory swindlers and support UKIP? Do it so we can get OUR country back. rubberflipper
  • Score: -2

7:32pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

If he has time to do a second job he clearly isn't doing the first one properly. Whatever happened to politician's civic pride. Grubby.
Looks like a pig and has his snout in the trough like a pig.
If he has time to do a second job he clearly isn't doing the first one properly. Whatever happened to politician's civic pride. Grubby. Looks like a pig and has his snout in the trough like a pig. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 3

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