NewhowardjobToday’s Times and a number of other newspapers report that former Tory leader Michael Howard has landed a top job as "Chairman of the European arm of a corporate espionage company set up by former agents of the CIA, MI5 and Soviet Intelligence."  Mr Howard, who recently announced his intention to stop being an MP at the next General Election, told The Times:

“A great deal of my experience and knowledge is relevent (sic) to what they do. There’s a growing need for intelligence gathering in this age of globalisation, with people having to deal with parts of the world which they may not be familiar with."

Mr Howard is expected to earn a six-figure sum and may announce further directorships in the coming fortnight.