'I hope that this isn't a political gimmick. We've seen too many appointments in this government of external people where it's all been about Gordon Brown's PR.... I'm always suspicious of the government's motives when it does something like this.'
After some re-education, Grayling changed his tune about Richard Dannatt's impending elevation to Tory advisor
'I thought this was a government appointment, I'm delighted that it's a Conservative appointment... bringing in people like him... is really good news'