This story from the Daily Mail is interesting :
"A former Labour Cabinet Minister has
agreed a deal to be paid £7,500 a day to advise the leader of an
alleged coup in the Maldives accused of torture and repression.
Baroness Scotland was under fire last night after details emerged of
her contract with the new government of the Indian Ocean nation.
One Conservative MP called her behaviour ‘disgusting’.
documents seen by the Daily Mail suggest she was paid £75,000 for two
weeks’ work advising the regime on avoiding further action by the
Commonwealth, which has raised serious concerns about a string of human
hit the headlines in February when its first freely-elected president
Mohamed ‘Anni’ Nasheed was ousted by his deputy, Mohammed Waheed Hassan.
had spent six years as a political prisoner before his election in 2008
and his first act as president was to demolish the country’s torture
He was a guest at the 2009 Conservative Party conference in Manchester where he addressed delegates.
insists that Nasheed ‘resigned’ – but the manner of his removal was
widely condemned, with many observers branding it a coup.
MP John Glen said it was ‘outrageous’ that a former British
attorney-general was advising a regime responsible for ousting a
"The payment is not listed in Lady Scotland’s entry on the House of Lords’ register of members’ interests.
Her entry says she has set up a firm to provide ‘private consultancy services’ but says it is ‘not trading at present’.