I think the comment “beggars belief” is putting it mildly!
Whatever you think about the New Year’s honours list and its continuing habit of rewarding people, especially civil servants, for just doing their jobs you have to wonder what on earth they were thinking making Lin Homer a Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath.
She has failed in every recent job she has had.
Ten years ago she was criticised for her role in a vote-rigging scandal as Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council. A judge said she had “thrown the rule book out of the window“ in an effort to increase postal applications. Six labour councillors were found guilty of electoral fraud at a council election that the election commissioner said would “disgrace a banana republic”.
In 2010 she was briefly permanent secretary at the Department for Transport where she was criticised by Sir Richard Branson for ignoring concerns over the franchising competition…
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