Aren't Golden Arrow the transport consultancy which employs David Jamieson,
who was a transport minister until May 2005?
Yes, William. Indeed they are. And it seems as if he is their main selling point. A reader, who is Head of Public Affairs for a major company, has contacted me with the following information...
We asked Golden Arrow to come to us and pitch for public affairs work,This is the very same David Jamieson that refused to abide by the Ministerial code and submit his employment by Golden Arrow to be vetted by the Cabinet Secretary. David Blunkett made that mistake once. More later.
promoting [deleted]... What they gave us was a talk on how important David Jamieson was and is, and we were basically left with the impression that we would be financing his expense account as he wined and dined ministers on our behalf. Very little accountability, few deliverables, except close personal contacts. Their formal
proposal was in style and substance a GCSE project, right down to the wallet it came in. There were no proposals to contact the opposition parties or senior civil servants as part of the strategy, it was completely one sided, and in their words - a bit dodgy.