Chris Grayling lands £100k job advising some of UK's top ports

Former transport secretary criticised over ferry contract is to advise Hutchison Ports

Chris Grayling, the former transport secretary who awarded a lucrative ferry contract to a firm that had no ferries, has been given a £100,000 job advising the owner of some of the UK’s top ports, it has emerged.

The MP for Epsom & Ewell has been hired to give advice to Hutchison Ports, which operates Harwich and Felixstowe among other terminals.

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2020 Emmy Awards Winners: The Complete List
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Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine and expert in infectious diseases based at the University of East Anglia, says the issue isn’t necessarily to do with children – because children don’t really suffer severely from Covid-19 – but in knocking on the doors of vulnerable or elderly people. “The chances of transmitting an infection during a typical Halloween encounter is quite low, but the chances of transmission to vulnerable people who’ve been shielding is a concern,” he says. “A lot of elderly people get nervous about Halloween anyway, and with the stress of the pandemic, you could be causing extra worry or anxiety.”We also don’t yet know what cases will be like in October. “By Halloween I’d expect the numbers of cases to have risen even more,” he adds. “To do it safely, you’d have to agree with other people that it’s okay – with your immediate neighbours, if they’re not in a vulnerable group, that they’re happy for you to knock on their doors. 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