THE familiar bespectacled figure sitting in the meeting room looked every inch the management consultant. He had just returned from a business trip to Dubai and was now looking across the table at a new commercial opportunity.
Residents of North Tyneside might well have recognised him, because it was Stephen Byers, their MP. He is more widely remembered as a former transport minister who was close to Tony Blair.
The woman on the opposite side of the table was an executive from a communications company, seeking to hire Byers because of his connections in government. The Times
Note: now we can to understanding very well why british didn't investigate properly the Freeport Case...