TB has put some very simple questions to the DEFRA press office.
Firstly is Miss Quigley's role political?
If yes, then fine, move along. Nothing to see here.
But if not, as inferred by the press officer this morning, then how is her position as a regional office holder, not local, but regional office holder of the Labour Party acceptable as a non-partisan civil servant?
Secondly how does the fervent anti-Tory rhetoric on
her blogfit into to the idea that she would be able to establish the "same relationship with those whom you may be required to serve in some future Government"? These aren't private political views when she is actively campaigning and promoting them online and around the country.
DEFRA claim to still be "looking into the matter". How long can it take?
Is she political or not?