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Pooter Cockell was a classic example; silly and vainglorious.
Tragically, the same 'buggin's turn' principle operates at the Environment Agency.
'Lord' Chris Smith, was a third rate politician who needed an income boost so his political friends 'fixed' the Environment Agency job for him. He failed in that role as he failed in politics.
His overpaid successor, Sir Phillip Dilley is no better.
Appointed as a mate of Cameron, he has fallen down on the job and should resign.
Over the centuries, Holland has proven it has nothing to learn from anyone about water management.
Harold van Waveren is the water management expert at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.
What he doesn't know about water management isn't worth knowing.
Without delay, Dilley should be told to stay sunning himself in Barbados and an offer made to Van Waveren to replace him. And no payoff, please.
We never have a problem recruiting capable foreigners to run our industry and should extend the practice to mission critical government agencies.
This is a job too big for dilettantes like Dilley