Chris Huhne lands new Energy Job

SHAMED ex-energy secretary Chris Huhne has landed a lucrative job — with an ENERGY firm.

The love rat Lib Dem got the £42,000-a-year advisory post with “green” Nationwide Energy Services just months after being forced to quit the Cabinet.

He has been plunged into a conflict of interest row for taking it on so soon after leaving office.

The latest register of MPs’ interests shows Huhne — who is waiting to stand trial alongside ex-wife Vicky Pryce over an alleged speeding scam — is working as a consultant for the firm.

It boasts of being poised to deliver the Government’s “green deal” drive to make homes more energy efficient.*

Last month he got £20,500, made up of a £10,000 signing-on fee and advance payments of £3,500 for October, November and December.

That is for doing just eight hours a month, an hourly rate of £437.50, Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop said it raised questions about whether Huhne was benefiting from insider knowledge

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New Government Energy Deal crashes. Ministers announce a zero uptake of the latest Green Energy deal based on a £10k loan which can be paid back through higher energy costs. The saving from cavity wall insulation and roof lagging is supposed to more that pay for higher bills.


About Dougal Quixote

Slightly mad. Always believes a cup is half full so continues to tilt at Wind Turbines and the politicians that seem to believe it is their god given right to ruin Scotland for a pot of fool's gold.
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