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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 December 2007

Grayscale

PAUL GRAY, the chief civil servant at the centre of the missing child benefit computer discs, was widely praised for 'doing the honourable thing' by resigning his top post at HM Revenue and Customs.

This 'selfless act' helped to save Chancellor Alistair Darling, already under pressure to resign following the Northern Rock banking fiasco.

However, it appears that Mr Gray has been quickly rewarded for acting 'honourably' to take the flak for Labour ministers. Gray has been given a plum 200,000 a year post working for the Cabinet office. His employment brief is a project helping to 'develop civil servants' skills'!

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