Chris Grayling recently went down in history as the one of the only men able to lose a rigged election. The former Transport Secretary had been lined up by No. 10 to chair the intelligence and security committee, but ended up being rejected by his fellow committee members when his Tory colleague, Julian Lewis, decided to vote for himself instead. But now things are looking up for failing Grayling.
Grayling has got himself a new job advising a ports company for the hefty sum of £100,000 a year. Before critics get too outraged, it’s important to take into account that this is for an exhausting seven hours of work per week. Grayling might be trying to work off the £100 million bill he stuck the taxpayer with as transport secretary, when he hired ferries to bring in vital supplies for a no-deal Brexit, which ended up never being used. The incident did at least prove that Grayling has a lot of experience with docked ships.