Amber Rudd has announced she is to force firms to reveal how many foreign workers they employ.
Rudd’s sudden newly-found enthusiasm for openness and transparency doesn’t seem to stretch to herself however.
The Home Secretary has accepted substantial amounts of cash from private donors whose identities she refuses to make public.
Some Tory Party MPs hide the identity of the people bankrolling them by allowing donors to channel money through three private Conservative Clubs set up for this specific purpose.
A quick look at Rudd’s declarations of financial interests show she has received tens of thousands of pounds from all three clubs :
This is – unfortunately – entirely legal.
But yet more hypocrisy from the ‘do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do’ party.