Milburn's Price Is Too High for a Cabinet Return; Do You Want to Be in My Gang? Gordon Brown and Blairite Alan Milburn

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ALAN Milburn may have become the latest Blairite happy camper to get into Gordon Brown's big tent but why is he not back in the cabinet as a minister? It seems this might be to do with the kind of money the former health secretary is making from his extracurricular activities. Totting up the figures on his list of renumerated employment from his entry in the Register of Members' Interests, it would appear Milburn is earning up to [pounds sterling]115,000 per annum - a sum which does not include any monies he might receive from his paid directorship at AM Strategy Limited.

Milburn makes up to [pounds sterling]25,000 in fees for articles for The Times, The Guardian, News of the World and Sunday Times. He is paid up to [pounds sterling]30,000 as a member of Lloydspharmacy's Healthcare Advisory Panel, up to [pounds sterling]35,000 as a Member of the European Advisory Board of Bridgepoint Capital Limited and up to [pounds sterling]25,000 as a member of the Advisory Board of Pepsi. …