Now he's setting the record straight. He told a conference at the union's stately home - sorry, training centre - in Stoke Rochford, Lincs, that he had a blunt answer when he was asked to write"an independent report showing why it was misconceived".
Not having read the Government's plans yet, they could have an independent report or a hatchet job, but not both.
And with admirable academic integrity he added: "I was happy to do either ...
but I'd charge differently."
The tightwads chose the cheaper independent report. And once he'd read the Green Paper, it turned into a hatchet job anyway. Hooray!