Should Sue Gray be barred from Labour job?
IF RISHI SUNAK doesn’t block Sue Gray’s appointment as Sir Keir Starmer’s chief of staff, it will open the floodgates for future civil servants who are privy to confidential information to barter it for political positions.
To allow this appointment would be unconscionable when it would obviously be the reward for a hatchet job against Boris Johnson.
R. BRYAN, Morpeth, Northumberland.
WIDELY lauded as an experienced, highly professional and resolute officer of the highest integrity when she was appointed to investigate Partygate, Sue Gray suddenly becomes, in Nadine Dorries’s words, part of a plot to get rid of Boris. Jacob Rees-Mogg talks of a stitchup. Other Tories join in. What hypocrites. We hear not a murmur from them when other Civil Service high-flyers are offered highly paid posts that favour the Government.
M. HUGHES, Kenilworth, Warks.
WE NEED an inquiry to find out Ms Gray’s involvement with the Labour Party. Whom did she meet? When did Starmer or his aides approach her? Did she attend Labour rallies or work for Blair’s think-tank? The public needs to see her messages to Starmer and others in the Labour fold. Perhaps she could ask Isabel Oakeshott to write her memoirs, so we can all read them in the newspapers.
ROGER FOWNES, Bromsgrove, Worcs.
THERE is a due process in place for Sue Gray’s potential appointment as Sir Keir Starmer’s chief of staff to be scrutinised. Should that process conclude it would be inappropriate for her to take the post, so be it. However, for Johnson supporters to suggest that her taking the post would invalidate her Partygate findings is disingenuous hogwash.