I’m pleased to say that the matter is now settled. The unnamed Sir Humphrey is to receive a large sum of cash, a seat in the House of Lords and an incredibly well-paid job on a quango; where he will be researching the impact of Government Policy as it relates to the ecological structure of Caribbean Beaches. I am looking forward to his reports on the environmental impact of daiquiris, cricket and bush management.Boris Johnson, spineless bubblehead
The unnamed Sir Humphrey is delighted with his settlement, especially as his meagre £1 million-pound a year, Civil Service pension, is to double.
To be honest, I didn’t know how I was going to survive. The golf club fees are going up, the box at Covent Garden gets more expensive every year and the MCC membership is due. You must remember, no one likes to be insulted in the workplace, not without a proper payoff. These days, you can’t go around the office calling someone a useless cockwomble, no matter how true it is, without having to fork over the large.The anonymous Sir Humphrey
Meanwhile, Priti Patel is delighted to be cleared of any wrongdoing.
Just because the Government is paying this man hundreds of thousands of pounds, giving him a cushy job and doubling his pension doesn’t mean I did anything wrong, and I’ll chin the bastard that says otherwise. And no, Mr Smartypants reporter, as I am completely innocent, it would be irresponsible of me to let this case go to an employment tribunal, where I could clear my name and uphold the reputation of my privileged office.Priti Patel, The Daddy
The Secret Barrister would like to make it clear that he/she has not commented on the outcome of this case. But if the Secret Barrister were to say anything, it might be something like,
Settling a case before it goes to court doesn’t mean you’re innocent, it may mean that you haven’t been found guilty, but that is not the same thing. Now, trot off and read my books, they are very good.The Secret Barrister