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Former Kinnock aide praises his ministerial boss. And says so in an interview...

Say hello to Andrew Cahn, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment, a quango attached to the DTI, cough, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform.

Here is an excerpt from his biography:

"Andrew Cahn, 55, joined UKTI from British Airways, where he was Director of Government and Industry Affairs from 2000 to 2006. Prior to that he worked at the European Commission as Chef de Cabinet (Chief of Staff) for Neil Kinnock, Vice President for Administrative Reform and European Commissioner for Transport".

Think he might be used to dealing with Socialists?

Anyway, in the best tradition of brown-nosing underlings everywhere, he thinks his new boss is great. Really great. Or does he?:

"In Digby Jones we have a high-profile, passionate minister, dedicated to trade and investment who will be banging the drum for British business overseas,” he says. “Digby is a fantastic asset to us. He is a larger-than-life character".

Admittedly Diggers is more than a little on the porky side, but it does seem a little unmanly to draw attention to the fellow's size.

And then:

"He said he is going to do one long-haul, one short-haul and one regional visit a month – I know he will deliver on this. He will be overseas batting for Britain and that’s very valuable to me..."

Diggers has been in his post since the 29th of June. Does this mean that the Minister has not been racking up the air miles in the last 3 months?

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Anonymous nomad said... 6:00 am

I read yesterday that a certain lady with a nose pin, worn for religious reasons, will no longer be available in the BA first class lounge to serve his tea and biscuits while he waits for his delayed take-off. Shame about that....  



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