From the Goodness of their Hearts
Well, here's a thing: the greenest government ever has been paying employees of the fossil fuel cartel to work at the Department for Energising Climate Catastrophe. The Green MP Caroline Lucas wrote last year to Daveybloke's then consigliere, Gussie O'Donnell, about the matter; but O'Donnell apparently thought it beneath him to reply. At the moment, there are twenty-three persons seconded to the Department, including employees of Centrica and Barclays (paid for by the taxpayer) and Shell and RWE (seconded "for free" or, in Standard English, for cash in hand, sexual favours or something even less savoury and slightly more pollutive). It's all quite fair and above-board, as their contracts require them to ensure "to the best of their ability that in the course of their duties for Decc there will be no conflict of interest or perception of such", and we all know how good the likes of Centrica and the Conservative Party are at avoiding conflicts of interest.