Oliphant Extra – Tom Flanagan: Defender of Her Majesty’s Loyal Exempt Staffers

Earlier this month, a missive by everyone’s favourite former Harper advisor Tom Flanagan popped up on the official Oliphant website. Written in response to a draft research paper prepared for the commission by Dr. Paul Thomas, it is a polite, but strongly worded rebuttal to what he saw as an unfair characterization of the Praetorian guard of political staffers that  make up the inner circle of the Prime Minister’s Office.