September 9th, 2011

Labour MP Denies Illegal Donation From the Indian Government

Ten days ago the Telegraph ran an intriguing story about Ealing MP Virendra Sharma and a mysterious party he held to celebrate his election victory in May 2010. A host of big names, including David Miliband and Lord Paul, came along to the event that was hosted at the Monsoon Banqueting Suites in Southall. Nothing really out of the usual so far. Except for an allegation in the Indian Express that the party was paid for by the Indian government through its tourist board in London “Incredible India”:

“An invoice of £5,000 was made out to the Incredible India Office. Jagdish Chander, director of the office, received a letter dated May 31, 2010 from “Dr C Marliapart,” “chief executive” of the “Krishna Menon Institute”, thanking him for funding the event. “Thank you for participating and supporting our event on 23rd of May 2010. On behalf of Krishna Menon Institute I would like to thank you for contribution of £5,000 towards to costs of the hall hire and the entertainement. Could you please make the cheque payable to Monsoon.” India Tourism obliged with a State Bank of India cheque to Monsoon on July 14, 2010.”

When Sharma’s attention was drawn to the matter by Ealing councillor Phil Taylor he said:

“I vehemently deny the false allegations that you refer to in your email and that have appeared in various media. I have never received a donation from Indiatourism and have therefore never been liable to make a declaration in the Parliamentary register of members’ interests.”

But Guido has some bad news for Sharma, via his Indian sources, he’s managed to get hold of a copy of the cheque:

Even if the event was private it would be dodgy enough to have what is effectively an arm of a foreign government pay for it, but Sharma clearly said on the night:

“On behalf of our chair Gurdip Sahota I welcome you to the Ealing Southall Labour Party thank you celebration.”

In other words it’s an official event. There is no declaration to Parliament or the Electoral Commission for it, and besides foreign donations are illegal. What’s going on Mr Sharma?


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    That means he did get illegal donation.

  2. 2
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    He;s an apprentice learning the tricks of the trade. Harman: training required to hide these sorts of invoices.

  3. 3
    Purpleline beating the umpire tdy says:

    Labour MP caught out in alleged corruption & financial scandal who would have thought it

  4. 4
    Purpleline beating the umpire tdy says:


  5. 5
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    So we bung the Indian government X billion for thier space program and in return they bung Labour MPS.

  6. 6
    Roundell says:

    Another Doggy deal who can remember Mohammad Sarwar MP for Glasgow

  7. 7
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    As astonishing as a caption competition with Hague and soldiers.

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    Print more money and cut rates! Same as Brown / Darling then?

    “That is why Christine Lagarde says our policy stance remains appropriate. But I agree with her that policy makers must remain alert to risks. That is why the automatic stabilisers and the ability of monetary policy to respond are key parts of the flexibility built in to our plan.”

  9. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    Surely a misprint. ”A host of big names came along” and David Miliband

  10. 10
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    serves you right for typing out a new moniker.

  11. 11
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Yes its been discussed on last 3 threads.

  12. 12
    Business as Normal says:

    Sharma would not think of it as illegal.

    No declaration here.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Its not a donation and this is not the first time things like this happened. There are all sorts of people and governments giving money, freebies, plane tickets, hotel rooms, etc to our MPs and even ministers.

    At the moment its not illegal and I don’t expect it to become illegal as Tories do similar things as well.

  14. 14
    The Colonel says:

    Well he need to see Slippery VAZ and get the run down on how to fiddle properly!

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Blair and Cameron travelling at the expense of Rupert is similar. I am not saying its right.

    There is a copy of a cheque but it doesn’t say why it was paid.

  16. 16
    joescotus says:

    sarwar another crook from the serried ranks of the labourparty and while in glasgow purcell, what’s happning about that coke sniffing caaant’s criminality

  17. 17
    The Law of Parliament says:

    It’s not illegal to accept the money but it is illegal not to declare it in the register of members financial interests.

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    No it hasn’t been. Conservative government supports were behaving like the three monkeys.

  19. 19
    MrAngry61 says:

    Congratulations Guido!

    Will look forward to the story being repeated by the Mail, the Graun & the B-BBC – or perhaps not the last two…

  20. 20
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Milipede must have been more surprised to discover that Kashmir is Indian.

  21. 21
    Cheque Mate says:

    For Fucks sake Guido.

    If you’ve got the cheque then it’s never been cashed, so no one has given and no one has received.

  22. 22
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    You can always start your own blog, where you can discuss whatever topic you want, when you want and i am sure it will be a sucsess and will overtake Guidos blog.

  23. 23
    Robo says:

    Nice to see my constituency MP has got the knack of being a blagger. Local Tories will live this…

  24. 24
    Chris Hoon says:

    I’m beginning to think that maybe our politicians are not as honest as they should be.

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    Why do you thing government is keen on foreign aid. Once it leaves this country it is not accountable.

  26. 26
    Iloathlefties says:

    Usual corrupt politicians who just don’t get it. They ARE above the law. Why hasn’t David Laws been prosecuted for the £56000 bung to his “partner”?

  27. 27
    Primrose Hill Marxist says:

    Yes, so our bellies get as fat as all those starving children in India.

    Mind you, the catering was a bit of a nightmare – those Asians don’t serve kosher food.

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    Anonymous says:

    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says: September 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Guidos is happy to let me post, so what it your problem? I hope you are not trying to cover up what this government is doing!

  29. 29
    Asian Takeover says:

    Errr. Vaz and Sharma are not “our” MPs.

  30. 30
    Gonk says:

    Now let me see..oh yes, Britain is now officially
    a gigantic shit hole.

  31. 31
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    You must be a real hoot at parties.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    It would be better if it was illegal to accept money. Like expense there is always an excuse administrative error or I didn’t understand it.

  33. 33
    Kered Ybretsae says:

    Ain’t that a Schame! Another Dishonourable Delboy with his head in the curry trough!

  34. 34
    Sir William Waad says:

    Please notice the weasel words “I have never received a donation from Indiatourism”, which are literally true. The cheque was paid directly to Monsoon. Nice one, VK!

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Iloathlefties says: September 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Its not just him, is it? At least he resigned, Osborne flip flopped his second home and made £50,000; after knowing this Cameron gave him this job. Then there is Tony McNauliy nothing happened to him, is Harrow Labour won the council from Tory or LD but still he lost his seat, people turned against him.

    These are few e.g. even Cameron is not clean is he.

  36. 36
    Chris Hoon says:

    Of course they are.

  37. 37
    Sir William Waad says:

    Lagrade is not quite the sharpest tool in the economic box, you know.

  38. 38
    simon r says:

    Lord Paul, Vaz, Uddin

    see a pattern emerging ?

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    meanwhile cameron and the coalition are fucking the country

  40. 40
    Gordon Brown says:

    It started in America.

  41. 41
    Gordon Brown says:

    I cleaned up expenses.

  42. 42
    A foreigner in his own country says:

    Well Leicester, Birmingham, london, Bradford and Liverpool are but I’m told Penzance and Inverness are still OK.

  43. 43
    Gonk says:

    It looks like that new fangled device..a photocopy

  44. 44
    Anonymous says:

    Look it’s clear, our Government donates money to India so that they can fund their space programme & return money to this country via donations to the poor & needy, like the Labour Party.

  45. 45

    It’s my Chapati and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to

  46. 46
    Col. Nut says:

    This sort of currying favour has to be stopped.

  47. 47
    Loungelizard says:

    I expect it all came from the British tax payer. We give to India, they keep some, pass a proportion back to the Labour party.

  48. 48
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Anon: Laws did not have a choice, it was going to come out about him and his boyfriend lover so he jumped rather than be pushed. Some of the actions from those you quote were in the rotten rules and within the law. Laws actions appear contrary to criminal law ie false accounting. Police should investigate first then the incompetent Lyons for internal discipline. In any event, all MPs should have been investigated if it was suspected they committed a crime. A corrupt policy decision was made not to do so. it is not possible for 302 MPs to be overpaid or fiddled expenses and only a small hand full appear in court. The travesty of the time served in prison is another matter that needs looking at because, at least three troughers, did all they could to escape justice, did not enter an early plea of guilt and were therefore not eligible for early release. Soft on Crime Clark should be doing something about this or the Attorney General.

  49. 49
    Stale mate says:

    This is a joke right? I’m sure Guido doesn’t mean he literally got the actual cheque, just a copy of it.

  50. 50
    Loungelizard says:

    And that’s a thumbs up from me.

  51. 51
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Photographer: “Let me have a big smile, everybody. Just say Sleeeeeze.”

  52. 52
    Anonymus says:

    Liverpool?? ah yes- scousers don’t count as English.

  53. 53
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    Part of the overseas aid scam. India being a recipient. They can afford to give a little charity back to Liebour.

  54. 54
    The rainy season says:

    Was it an Indian monsoon?

  55. 55
    Anonymous says:

    Dont make stupid comments.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    Agreed, so is Osborne. Import tax, zero tax for manufacturer, zero immigration, reversing globalisation will help.

    Just think of if, we are never going to produce as cheap as China or going to have the same quality as Germany. Just look at the balance of payment, its worse than debt, we have to give the country to others to clear it up.

  57. 57
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    I suppose Liebour deserve over seas aid more than the Ugandan president for his Lear jet.

    Mitchell ought to include Liebour as part of his donation list to worthless causes for nothing in return. It makes Wet Dave smile.

  58. 58
    Joss Taskin says:

    Was Cameron at any slumber parties or baptisms for Murdoch’s children ??

  59. 59
    Socialists = Sociopaths says:

    Dodgy Donations and Dodgy Dossiers. It’s in Liebours D-N-A..

  60. 60
    MikeInEaling says:

    Four out of the past five trips this one-trick-pony MP has taken is to India, either sponsored by the Indian Government, or a ‘charity’ – (Oct10, Sep09, Jan08, & Oct07.)
    This is according to ‘TheyWorkForYou’ or in Sharma’s case ‘HeWorksForIndia’.

  61. 61
    The BBC says:

    It’ll be the top story on the 10 o’clock news tonight, we’ll wheel in lots of people to agree with us how bad it is. Should fill about 20 mins.

    Oh, wait… it’s not a Conservative MP?

    Oh well, no story here then.

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    Some to Germany for Merc and BMW others go to tax havens.

  63. 63
    bergen says:

    I believe the term is baksheesh.

  64. 64
    Loungelizard says:

    That’s Gordon for you!

  65. 65
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Wouldn’t it be GREAT if we could tell the ragheads to keep their oil ????

  66. 66
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    stick a dildo up his bum!

  67. 67
    Chris Hoon says:

    Steady on. No monicker theft please.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron was parting with Rupert’s children and employees as well. He sounded upset that he didn’t see Brooks in her pajama or he was mocking Brown that he saw her without it, I don’t know which one. All of them are in it.

    Cameron was in and out of Rupert’s gangs house.

  69. 69
    David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

    So the UK could stay ahead in intellectual property ideas so that China could buy from us to help their industry, science, manufacturing etc- then we have the travesty of giving our EU competitors free University education-Doh!

    China is sending more students abroad to top universities to increase their manufacturing power house than the US and India send combined to university. One retiring Oxbridge professor claims his engineering college will be full of Chinese students within three years. The small amount of money gained from INTERNATIONAL students, as opposed to free EU students, is very small beer compared to what the UK could obtain later in industry and manufacturing if we supported our own students at our top universities by giving them a place first.

    It would also help if the UK could provide a decent school education and make state schools like private schools ie a place to learn, develop, play sport, be independent, confident speaker etc etc.

    Or we could follow Lie Dumbs and Liebour idea social mobility policy by fiddling exam results to make it appear education is improving, give children from poor backgrounds places where they do not have the grades in preference to those who worked hard and do, and keep an all inclusive system so that education standards for ordinary children and life opportunities are brought down, rather than separate the rubbish of society who disrupt and make it impossible for teachers to teach (as well as the parents of the rubbish). Most ordinary people, of whatever social class, want an opportunity for their children to have proper education.

    Where is Clegg’s kids going to school?? Come on Guido, is he sending them to the Oratory or the local Septic pit?

  70. 70
    Billy's dirty arse says:

    Billy, if you don’t like Anon’s comments, you are free to take a full refund and fuck off back to your own failed blog.

  71. 71
    Engineer says:

    “We are never…..going to have the same quality as Germany.”

    Total bollocks. Not only do we compete well with Germany in many areas, we beat the pants off them in some. Automotive R&D for one – Ricardo’s are the world leaders. Pharmacuticles and micro-electronics are two others. We equal them in many traditional engineering fields.

    Where we lag them is in the attitude of the financial markets to manufacturing. Ours want a two-year payback, Germany’s are prepared to invest for the longer haul, which clearly helps their capital-intensive manufacturing.

  72. 72
    NeverRed says:

    FFS FO

    The topic is another rotten LABOUR MP

  73. 73
    Loungelizard says:

    That cheque has been signed by Sarah Brown.

  74. 74
    Harriet Harmen says:

    Labour only took the money to help us rub the rights nose in increased immigration & to enforce multiculturalism onto our previously hideously white British nation.
    The British indigenous white working class need to be pruged from the land – & as my colleague Jack Straw has stated many times:

    “The English race does not deserve to exist”.

    Vote Labour.

  75. 75
    Hari Krishna says:

    On August 9th 2011, the Indian Express posted the following

    “In response to a query under the RTI Act, the office provided documents that claimed the £5,000 had been spent to support an event by the Krishna Menon Institute.

    Of the 16 events for which information is available, the May 23 one was the only one with no representative from India Tourism present.

    This contradicts “Dr C Marliapary’s” letter. As it turns out, the Krishna Menon Institute never had a function at Monsoon Banqueting that day. In fact, it is not even the real name of the organisation the letter purported to represent — it is the V K Krishna Menon Institute. And the VKKM Instuitute’s Dr Cyriac Maprayil — not Marliapary — is the director, not the chief executive.

    In a letter to CPM MP P K Biju on April 13, 2011, Maprayil confirmed his organisation did not conduct an event as claimed by the India Tourism office. The signature on the letter from “Dr C Marliapary” does not match that of Dr Maprayil, suggesting possible forgery.”

  76. 76
    NeverRed says:

    Same as Union Modernisation Fund (which still hasn’t been scrapped) and Pilgrims.

  77. 77
    David Boaz says:

    Sharma and his whole family should be evicted from their home and barred from foreign travel.

  78. 78
    what an utter cunt says:

    Sorry o/t but…

    Pakistani-born British citizen Munir Farooqi, 54, was at the centre of a plot to radicalise and persuade vulnerable young men to ”fight, kill and die” in a jihad in Afghanistan, Manchester Crown Court heard.

    Farooqi, of Victoria Terrace, Longsight, Manchester, and two others were captured in a police sting when two undercover anti-terrorism police officers infiltrated his group.

    Farooqi bragged to the officers how he had fought with the Taliban and told them they could become ”martyrs” for the jihad cause.

    He also found ”amusement” in the sight of the flag draped coffins of fallen allied troops returning from Afghanistan, the court heard.

    Today Farooqi was given four life sentences and told he must serve a minimum of nine years before he can be considered for parole.

    A minimum of 9 years? FFS!
    What the fuck is wrong with a minimum of 20+?
    Who is running this show?

    The law truly is a ass.

  79. 79
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    if i set up my own blog again wood you read it?

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    Sir William Waad says:

    I once met a senior government economist who said a lot of wise and knowledgeable things, before opining “Of course, Britain’s not really a manufacturing country, you know.”

    This is the mindset of our elite class, I’m afraid. They know a great deal about so little.

  81. 81
    The Labour Party says:

    The British working class deserve all of the hate and foreign tribes we can give them. They are traitors to Labour – they bought their Council homes and became shareholders in Thatchers evil regime.

    This is payback.

    Only when the British and English are a minority in this land can our planned socialist utopia and controlled economy be born.

    We will build a new reich that will last a 1000 years.

  82. 82
    M says:

    Who the sharpest & who just a tool

  83. 83
    M says:

    Perhaps it’s just a part of india’s overseas aid budget ! I wonder where ours is spent?

  84. 84
    see below says:


  85. 85
    Great Granddad says:

    Well done, Guido. They must hate you in Westminster.

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    Not suprised says:

    “…to investigate problems of TB, HIV/AIDS, sanitation and water, with rag-pickers and slum-dwellers…”

    Are there lots of rag-pickers and slums in Ealing then?

    As he’s paid by the British taxpayer (or the Indain Govm’t if you prefer) should he not be investigating and helping solve problems in his own constituency?

  87. 87
    Col. Nut says:

    With 62,000,000 people producing an average 2.5 turds a day each, thats 155,000,000, and much of it ending up diluted in the water supply along with the millions of gallons of piss, no wonder the lager often tastes like shit.

  88. 88
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Gary Cook resigns, Gues the draper defence failed agian.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    Iloathlefties says:
    September 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    Usual corrupt politicians who just don’t get it. They ARE above the law. Why hasn’t David Laws been prosecuted for the £56000 bung to his “partner”?

    Could it be a question of timing the tactics to achieve maximum impact?
    e.g. Huhne resigns from job when charged/prosecuted,Cable installed instead & Laws not brought back due to imminent/actual prosecution.
    Put solely for example purposes you understand,& obviously no allegations implied or intended on my part.

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    Engineer says: September 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    What was the last British owned and made in Britten manufacturer product you bought?

    Germany has Merc, BMW, VW, etc. Which car UK owns and manufacturer? Even Jag is owned by India.

  91. 91
    50 Calibre says:


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    Cato says:

    So what? Sharma is just one among the many parliamentary Agents of Influence more loyal to the interests of foreign governments than to the constituents who elected them.

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Sir William Waad says: September 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Used to be for now its finished. We produce more car today in UK than in the hay days of Layland. If our workers can work for companies owned by foreigners not owned by British once then there is some thing wrong with top management.

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    fuckers! says:

    It’s a holiday in all but name.

  95. 95
    Anonymous says:

    Engineer says: September 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    What was the British owed and British manufactured good you bought?

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:


  97. 97
    Iloathlefties says:

    It’s only £11.5 billion. So why are we complaining when they borrow this to give it away!!!!!!!!

  98. 98
    Jethro Q. Walrus-Titty says:

    Sorry Guido, Sharma has a get out of jail free card-you cannot prosecute or you will be nicked for rascism.

  99. 99
    Marmite says:

    You’ve missed out Stoke on Trentistan!

  100. 100
    Anonymous says:

    I think you will find Cato that the 1st.loyalty of the elected representatives is to their expense accounts & allowances.Their concern for the interests of their constituents is only given serious consideration when a general election looms.

  101. 101
    Gordon F Brown says:


  102. 102
    Iloathlefties says:

    All the mainstream parties have been at it with their expenses, flipping, employing family members, cosying up with the media and bankers.
    Its time they did what we want NOT their self interest. EU referendum, no more foreign aid, repeal the Human Rights Act and bloody stop the immigration. Halt all student visas for non courses where they can bring their families. Why are they waiting until April next year?

  103. 103
    Sir Fred Goodwin says:

    What bit of managed to get hold of a copy of the cheque didn’t you understand?

  104. 104
    Super Caley go Ballistic says:

    Inverness is owned by Tesco. Apart from that it is OK.

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    Engineer says:

    Anonymous, may I respectfully suggest that you have a good rootle around in the and directories, in which you will find British manufacturers of pretty well anything.

    Manufacturing is not just about comsumer goods and cars. There is a whole vast infrastructure to build and maintain, needing such things as JCBs, Rolls-Royce aero engines, steel sections for construction (Scun-thorpe, I think), compressors, machine tools (600 Group, Dean Smith & Grace, Asquith Butler, Broadbent Stanley), forgings, castings (the British foundry industry has been winning work back from China for several years, now), HVAC equipment, gas water and petro-chem piping, valves and in-line fittings, process instrumentation….want me to go on?

  106. 106
    b34 says:

    You have wood?

  107. 107
    Engineer says:

    Anonymous – detailed answer awaiting the moderator’s pleasure. However, perhaps you should do some homework.

    British manufacturing (and more widely, British engineering – which isn’t the same thing, see W.S.Atkins or ARM Holdings (eg) for details) ain’t dead. Or anywhere near it.

  108. 108
    b34 says:

    Your cheque is in the post
    ooooooooooooo and 7000 votes sahib

  109. 109
    Charlie says:

    Engineer is correct In addition, germany has education system which is geared to producing large numbers of craftsmen, technicians, scientists and engineers. The UK produces large numbers of poor quality humanities graduates from the ex-polys and minor universities who have very little use in modern day manufacturing and/or the private sector. If these humanities graduates could speak one or more foreign languages they would have some use but very few of of them do.

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    I don't need no doctor says:

    That’s an expensive take away.

  111. 111

    Oh look, a picture of a smoking gun.

  112. 112
    b34 says:

    Life will pay him back
    Its Korma

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    anonymous says:

    fuck off

  114. 114
    What a plonker. says:

    The Labour party over the last 15 years have been the most corrupt party
    over the past 100 years.

  115. 115
    What a plonker. says:

    What are you on?

  116. 116
    What a plonker. says:

    Have you ever been to Inverness ?

  117. 117
    Col. Nut says:

    I quite enjoy a good korma.

  118. 118
    Monica Prasad says:

    The parents of ALL delinquent MPs should have their state pensions stopped.

  119. 119
    Spartacus says:

    Yes and dont get nicked on the one way system.
    Just another form of wealth confiscation.

  120. 120
    BBC Controller says:

    This hounding of a decent man has a whiff of racism about it

    I don’t think we’ll be covering this tawdry tittle-tattle

  121. 121
    Spartacus says:

    What keep them out of what used to be called Great Britain, now the UK?

    UK – Uri Krishnya maybe

  122. 122
    Spartacus says:

    That was rather a good comment, claps.

  123. 123
    Spartacus says:

    And in that thousand years time, the BBC will still be blaming Thatcher – yawns.

  124. 124
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Rather O/T, but how’s this for UTTER FUCKING HYPOCRISY…

    From the Gruaniad, of course: –

    Investigative journalism must not be criminalised

    Police questioning of journalists such as the Guardian’s Amelia Hill who seek to uncover corruption is a worrying trend

    This breatgtaking peice of cheek concludes with:

    “For legal reasons commenting will be unavailable on this article”

    Oh really? No shit!

  125. 125
    Anonymous says:

    currying Favour?

  126. 126
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    Depends who the gift is to. Sharma could plausibly claim it was a gift in kind to Ealing Labour party (whose “thank you” party the event apparently was) – not a possibility canvassed by Guido. Would Sharma have to disclose a gift by someone to his constituency party? And where and what are the rules relating to receipt of gifts by constituency parties?

    Don’t jump too fast to a conclusion or m’learned friends (two lies in one sentence) may get you …

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    Tacitus says:

    One has to remember that she is a very bright lawyer with excellent social and business connections, but is new to the job.
    She is currently walking a tightrope over QE3 and other truly dubious responses to the current Western financial and economic mess.
    The UK loony left are desperate to promote Ball’s very short term responses such as spend-spend-spend and tempory reduction in VAT; so they and the BBC are frantically seeking allies to their cause. This is why they are reinterpreting Legarde’s speech and praising Obama’s $450 billion jobs spending without knowing the details.
    I notice on AJ that HSBC will reduce employees by 10% (30,000) worldwide to concentrate on emerging markets but will increase by 20,000 employees in these market. Can’t say I blame them.

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    Tacitus says:

    So now the Indian politicos’ are under serious attack for their pervasive decades long corruption record – and so they export it to their fellow countrymen in the UK political scene.
    Seems a good idea to me as they can later blackmail these Labour idiots, who refute the irrefutable, so that they can, in the future, get their evil way through them.

  129. 129
    The Pope says:

    What if you were a self seeking, venal, incompetent person?
    What if you were a UK Member of Parliament? But I repeat myself.

  130. 130
    The Pendant says:

    To a 3rd World Economy.

  131. 131
    The Pendant says:

    If he is of Indian extraction he has a thorough grounding in corrupt practices.

  132. 132
    The Pendant says:

    Must be a left wing word for purged or probably swept as she is a “woman”?
    Nice word though. Need a competition to identify its real meaning.

  133. 133
    Gordon Brown Saviour of the World says:

    It is so boring and tiresome meeting and trying to talk to these bigots and other reprehensible residents of Kirkaldy.

  134. 134
    The Pope says:

    Bigest – another loony left word of unknown derivation. The guy looks like my friend the Mekon dressed as a human.

  135. 135
    The Pundit Too says:

    Nothing to do with legal reasons, more to do with hordes of middle class mail commenting on their ridiculous double standards in journalism.

  136. 136
    Col. Nut says:

    The Urban Dictionary defines a pruger as “an ugly chick ping ponged between two scrotums” so its useage here may be something to do with those baby factory women on housing estates. But you should know that as your pseudonym “The Pendant” suggests you are a swinger.
    Also does “Harmen” suggest there might be more than one?

  137. 137
    froggie says:

    Four and twenty virgins came down from Inverness and when the Ball was over there was four and twenty less …………not everyone knows that.

  138. 138

    Wonder how many MPs are sponsored by the Taliban?

  139. 139
    Truth Sikh-a says:

    The whole of the Labour Party should be hooked up to a lie detector. Compulsive lying is a mental health problem and they should seek help.

  140. 140
    Jethro (old Indian Hand) says:

    Holiday? No,no! There are relatives to see, and friends of relatives; advice to give (well, when one says give…) – for instance about obtaining Visas Passports; perhaps sick people to visit, who might need Medicines which, fortunately, one has been able to obtain through the services of a good Doctor – a very distant cousin, in Reading. No, no: I come to give not to receive! Nevertheless and however, if your heart is set on giving me some little spontaneous Present, it would be discourteous of me to say ‘No’. If there is anyone else who might value my advice, do just put him in touch with me.

  141. 141
    Jethro says:

    Willow Yew allow me to say that, like his Elder brother’s, Billy’s Mahogany tan is becoming Alder rage on the Beeches of Cornwall: Oak? Some of Yew just can’t Cedar wood for the trees.

  142. 142
    polythesis says:

    Whats new? Most British MPs are on the payroll of one or another foreign regime, where the f*ck do you think the foreign aid budget goes, to help the poor or something? Looters in suits stealing the wealth of a dying nation while they can and before the new commissars take over full control and run the UK. Its like the last days of Gaddafi with regime stooges opening the banks up and taking all the money out.

    The current regime is in the pay of a foreign empire, the old ’30pcs of silver’ has increased because of inflation, just ask Mandelson, 8 million pound mansions do not come cheap. The entire Westminster edifice is a cesspit of corruption and fraud and betrayal, they have become so greedy now they cant be arsed to hide it anymore. India is perhaps the most corrupt nation on the face of a very corrupt world, ministers bid for their office on the expectation of the profit they will make, welcome to 3rd world politics in the UK

  143. 143
    Watching him says:

    Was Oily Vaz involved with his notrious Indian and Pakistani connections? Nothing about Vaz and his numerous “interests” will ever surprise. And he’s expecting a Peeerage or Knighthood at the very least!

  144. 144
    Oily Vaz says:

    I hpe you’re not talking about me – I’m as white and pure as the driven snow.

  145. 145
    Robo says:

    You could nominate a rat wearing a libber rosette as candidate in Southall and they would elect it; I live there as part of a minority underclass.

  146. 146
    jaskaran singh says:

    Sharma fails to Answer Corruption Allegations The Pardes Weekly over the last couple of
    weeks have been covering the story that first broke
    out in India under Right to Information Act by the
    Indian Express. The story was then picked up by the
    Pardes Weekly and then by a blogger Phil Taylor and
    subsequently by The Telegraph of the UK.
    Today, I have written to Ealing Southall MP Virendra
    Sharma to ask what happened at the party held to celebrate
    his victory at the general election last May. According to an
    article in The Indian Express a contribution of £5,000 was
    made by Indiatourism, an arm of the Indian state. It is quite
    beyond me how this event helped to promote Indian
    tourism and even worse I can’t comprehend why a UK MP
    would want to take such a large donation from a foreign
    government. The story has also been covered by the local
    Pardes Weekly magazine.
    Looking at the Parliamentary Register of Members’
    Interests information at I can’t see any
    indication that Sharma has declared this donation. I have
    asked Sharma why this item is not in the register of member’s
    interests and to confirm whether this amount was
    included in his election expenses. I can’t see how this party
    was not part of his election expenses. Sharma’s own facebook
    wall confirms many of the details along with the senior
    Labour figures who were dining out at the expense of the
    Indian government.
    The Manager,
    Monsoon Banqueting Suite, Southall.
    Dear Sir,
    with ref. to above event kindly provide us in full details of the above event as who booked the event, what was provided
    in the event and who paid for the event and Whisky etc.?
    We are writing a story and early reply will be highly appreciated.
    Copy to Mr. Virendra Sharma MP & his office to send us their comments on the Indian Express Story, a copy is
    We received following response from the Monsoon
    “I refer to your email and respond as follows
    1. The booking was made by Mr. Virendra Kumar Sharma, MP and it was followed up by his researcher Julian G
    Bell, the Leader of the Labour Group at the London borough of Ealing and his friend Harry Randhawa.
    2. More than 450 people attended by invitation.
    3. A number of well known personalities including David Miliband, MP, Claude Moraise, MEP and a number of
    local councillors attended the function.
    4. Entertainment was provided by a DJ mainly in Punjabi.
    5. It was buffet service with traditional Indian Punjabi menu and alcohol was provided on a complimentary basis
    by the then owner of Monsoon.
    6. The payment for the party (£5,000) was made by India tourism, London on 14th July 2010.
    If you need any further information , please do not hesitate to contact us
    Monsoon “
    Sharma fails to Answer Corruption Allegations
    Phil Taylor–Ealing councillor sounds off
    The Chief Editor of the Pardes Weekly, in order to be fair to Sharma, contacted him at least twice for his reaction. But so
    far he has met with a stony silence. The Pardes weekly sent following email to Mr. Sharma as well as the Monsoon where
    the Party was held

  147. 147
    robbie says:

    looks more like a kareoke event featuring Norris from Corrie and some unknown bloke sitting to his left…..

  148. 148
    Anonymous says:

    is this on the BBC?

  149. 149
    God says:

    Yet another pig with its snout in the trough!

  150. 150
    mark patrick norris says:

    Removing the Stake from D.W.P

    As we turn the page with good’s fort-tune with Rothschild rear range
    with long vehicle in mind.

    Jobseekers don’t need conversation
    they need action it should be a cake walk.

    David Bowie

    Come on George Osborn put on your red shoes and walk the blues.

    Lets Line Dance.

    Supreme Bones Barry White

    Let it play on on and on something of the what Knight Templar Michael
    Heseltine and Michael Howard something of the night long right right
    write till the STAKE is gone.

    “O lord these are the policy of the sea shore”

    “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues”

    No Storm any New Dawn

    Government minister in every jobcentre to pull jobseeker to one side
    and ask relevant questions what what can do …… Job seeker my say for my
    Housing Benefit C/T

    Pension and a £100 pw I could Road Sweep Remove Chewing Gum and more……

    James Morrison

    As I’ve been out in a long and the Flexible Deal comes crashing down
    now we can start fixing it up when there is no one to turn the volume
    down Pension of I.D.S as we take a Chain and bill it round has we
    hold the act of right as we Cain and take it to David and fix the car
    bonnet as it comes star chamber we are the real black and blue eyes its
    never dole when we cam and rod as we drive this pillar 13 off as we
    Calm the word of Cain shape through David true to the gospels


    I.D.S his days are over as we flush him down the kitchen cabinet sink
    can you feel your cc coming………

    mark patrick norris


    15 links road tooting

  151. 151
    Allah says:

    I agree with God!

  152. 152
  153. 153
    Rat's arse says:

    How right you are Jethro, and what a sorry state of affairs.

  154. 154
    Labour Party treasurer says:

    I love MONSOONS

  155. 155
    Indian politician says:

    In case you did not know

    Corruption is standard operating procedure in Indian politics

    Indeed the life blood of Indian politics

    Hence all these honest citizens protesting recently, which is an shame

    It upsets our nice huge source of income

  156. 156
    Empty David Milliband sans cojones says:

    I missed out on this payment

    Could I have a share please ?

  157. 157
    Oil of Vaz, soon to be Lord Vazoil says:

    Dont’ worry david

    I know all about these things

    Just ask me and you will be satisfied

  158. 158
    Blinky "I'm oh so sorry" Balls says:

    I am going to joing the Talibani then…

  159. 159
    Scottish Labour spokeshombre says:

    This all sounds like Glasgow to me

  160. 160
    Scottish Labour spokeshombre says:

    Only in Scottish Jockland Mps my friend

    believe me

    It’s better than taking bungs from organised crime

  161. 161
    Lord Chief Justice says:

    The Labour Party would blow all the fuses on even the most robust lie detetctor within minutes

    Can you imagine the War Criminal and Renditioner Moral Collapse Blair on a liar detector

    He would blow all the fuses of the world would blow within seconds…

    Or Alky Porno Campbell ? It would not even be seconds for him…

  162. 162
    News International private investigator says:

    Just think of putting Toilets Maguire on a lie detector !

    It would electrocute him before his first ankswer

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