August 13th, 2012

Wandsworth Labour Threaten to Call Police Over Tory Fraud

The Wandsworth Guardian have picked up the growing scandal at Wandsworth Tories. Leader of Wandsworth Labour Party, Councillor Rex Osborn is getting involved as well, threatening police action:

“The allegations of misuse of Conservative funds are very serious and may be a matter for the police. We welcome the move by Councillor Govindia to suspend Councillor Morritt while the matter is being investigated. There are questions to be answered when these allegations were first known to Wandsworth Council. If there is any evidence that they have covered up the wrong doing as long back as 2010 they must say so before this issue damages the reputation of Wandsworth Council.”

You have to wonder who else above Wandsworth Council knew too…

Read the full background to the scandal here.

76 Comments

  1. 1
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I demand a full judge-led inquiry !

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    • 7
      John Prescott says:

      I demand 295 million Big Macs. And a diet coke. Need to watch the calories, you know.

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      • 34

        Defending what appears to be indefensible may be a smokescreen for greater misdemeanours by others.

        Labour or any other councillor are right to call for a full audit and prosecution if any fraud is uncovered.

        Rex Osborn should be applauded for his public spirit especially if widespread irregularities are uncovered involving all parties

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        • 38
          jgm2 says:

          Defending what appears to be indefensible may be a smokescreen for greater misdemeanours by others.

          May? May? Fucking well nailed on I’d have thought.

          When some crooked cashier at a bank swindles hundreds of thousands of the bank’s cash they don’t hesitate to prosecute. Nobody blames the bank for having a crooked employee.

          Likewise if this is a rogue councillor the T*ries have nothing to fear. I don’t understand their reluctance to prosecute. Unless of course they’re covering up wider crimes.

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    • 11
      Confused of Barking says:

      “You have to wonder who else knew above Wandsworth Council knew too…”

      Not sure I understand that bit.

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  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    Why are Labour only ‘threatening’ to call the police. Surely, if only for political advantage, they should be calling the police this second.

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    • 63
      Anonymous says:

      Why does this remind me of the old adage “if you nothing to hide ,you have nothing to fear”?

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      • 71
        Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        I often say during an argument ‘If you bring me down, I will bring you all down.’ Boaz.

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  3. 3
    The Meissen Bison says:

    You have to wonder who else knew above Wandsworth Council knew too…

    Time for Guido to advertise for an unpaid semi-literate sub again.

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    • 4
      non-existent sub-ed says:

      Sorry for being slightly confused. Is this taxpayer’s money we’re talking about, or Tory Party funds?

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      • 18
        Jimmy says:

        Tory funds. Only the Tories are in a position to press for charges with the Plod. And it looks like they won’t, for some reason they don’t want the Old Bill going through their books.

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        • 25
          jgm2 says:

          Perhaps, but I still don’t understand why they don’t call in the Old Bill to go through the Maximum Imbecile’s books.

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        • 35
          non-existent sub-ed says:

          Thanks for that. I’ll grab the popcorn then.

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        • 73
          I bet the corruption is institutionalised says:

          Not so Jimmy, there is a public intrest angle here as it involves a Public Official. Irrespective of whether it involves only Tory party funds , an investigation into a possible misconduct in Public Office may be appropriate.

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    • 23
      in defence of the poodle... says:

      Leave young Ĥarry alone. If you were stuck in that tiny booth all day, banging away to your heart’s content, you’d probably fluff your lines occasionally.

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    • 32
      illogical says:

      You must be knew here?
      Order-order has always been one of the most in the know.

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  4. 5
    Kebab Time says:

    Why threaten?

    Either call the pigs or don’t.

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    • 6
      Stephen Byers says:

      Anyone need a cab?

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      • 14
        Diane Abbott says:

        They never stop for me.

        I yelled at one once “is it coz i is black?”
        He replied “No luv..Its just that the springs won’t take it. Be lucky..”

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    • 10
      Well it's a thought says:

      Maybe the laundry has stains that others may want to keep hidden, it’s hard to keep underkeks really clean.

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  5. 8
    Mr Pig, The Sty, Jollity Farm says:

    I find your misuse of that word offensive

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  6. 9
    Gordoom Brown says:

    Gordon Brown ‘Throwing the Nokia’ – 76.2m – Gold
    Gordon Brown – ‘Boxing secretaries’ – Gold
    Gordon Brown – ‘£1,000bn marathon spending spree’ – Gold
    Gordon Brown – ‘ Longest absence from parliament – 945 days – Gold

    I’ve always liked gold.

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  7. 12
    The Spice Ladies says:

    Well, I tell you what I want, what I really really want

    So tell me what you want, what you really really want

    I tell you what I want, what I really really want

    So tell me what you want, what you really really want

    I wanna huh, I wanna huh, I wanna huh, I really really really wanna zig-a-zig-aah

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    • 19
      Sanity says:

      What the fuck are you on about? – no, – don’t bother to explain!

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    • 28
      Tony B.liar says:

      I wanna be President again.
      Maybe I’ll wait for mini Mil to get in a cock it all up.
      Then I’ll step in to, you know, save you all.

      I’m thinking of having Downing Street moved..Buckingham Palace would be a good venue. QE can move into Windsor or we’d build her a nice new modern new labour steel and glass architectural triumph up north somewhere.

      I’ve always liked Buck House. Handy for Harrods.
      But it might need a coat of paint.

      Maybe all White? Would that do?

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      • 75
        Anonymous says:

        Surely the first thing you should do is have Concorde recommisioned as your, you know, private plane.

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    • 36
      Roscoe Rules says:

      I noticed Roger Daltry changed the words of ‘My Generation’ to “I’m gonna dye my hair when I get old”

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  8. 13
    The ‘PR’ Pratt Posing as PM says:

    Oh I say you jolly chaps!!! I’m sure Mr Moriarty is an absolutely super chap when you get to know him! Many of my best friends have, – ahem, – chequered Careers – where as I go to Chequers!! Spot that joke!!?? – shows I’m a man of the Common People and Lower Orders!!!

    Besides which, the €USSR constantly fiddles the books, – but everyone’s too stupid to notice!!! What?? Wattage??

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  9. 20
    Call Me Dave says:

    This summer, David Cameron in:

    The Bored Legacy

    Coming to a cinema near you

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  10. 21
    These strikes are wrong says:

    This summer, Ed Miliband in

    The Amazing Spineless-Man

    Coming to a Unite union office near you

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  11. 22
    Gordon on the loo says:

    But the biggest blockbuster of all this summer

    Gordon Brown in

    The Dark Shite Rises

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  12. 30
    Bill Ions says:

    This olympic Legacy thing. Is it the massive bill?

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    • 39
      Roscoe Rules says:

      The Olympic price tag will inspire a generation not to fucking do that again.

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    • 43
      The Paragnostic says:

      It’s the modern interpretation of panem et circenses, whereby we are left with lots of circus but no bread.

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  14. 42
    Golden-Balls says:

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  15. 44
    Aunty Matter says:

    Who was the BBC bell end who got slapped down by Jeremy Hunt at the press conference?

    Isn’t it about time Hunt and the Tories woke up to the enemy that is the BBC?

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  16. 45
    keredybretsa says:

    There’s a mole and living in a hole at Wandsworth Town Hall. Morrittgate is now hopefully wide open on its hinges. Give us the true facts no more up covers please.

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  17. 47
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Too bad the Star Chamber isn’t still around. Mind, they were a bit excessive with some of their peine-forte-et-dure, and some of their punishments, like the branding iron, were on the sadistic side, but they DID manage to get to the heart of a lot of political criminality. A permanent open-ended judge-led inquiry, with plenary authority to investigate all kinds of mal/mis/non-feasances involving corrupt politicians and bind them over for trial, might not be such a bad thing. Just make sure it isn’t ALL Tories prosecuted whilst Labour’s in, and vice-versa.

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  18. 48
    Boris with the Wandsworth Leader says:

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  19. 49
    The Paragnostic says:

    I notice that the New York regulator who is pursuing Standard Chartered over their Iranian dealings is a Mr Lawsky.

    I wonder where he celebrates the Sabbath?

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    • 59
      Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

      Are Sabbath still together, dear? I, and my Reg (before that unfortunate incident) did so enjoy their toe-tapping tunes.

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    • 65
      The Paranoiac says:

      I’ve no idea where extra-terrestial lizards carry out their religious observances nowadays.

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  20. 50
    Lord Rothermere, personal friend of Adolf, would be proud says:

    An article published in the Daily Mail has suggested unemployed graduates adopt the Nazi’s infamous ‘Work will set you free’ slogan which appeared above Auschwitz concentration camp.

    ‘RightMinds’ writer Dominique Jackson made the highly controversial comments in the Mail Online on 4 July but the newspaper has only just removed the offensive paragraph.

    She wrote: “The German slogan ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ is somewhat tainted by its connection with Nazi concentration camps, but its essential message, ‘work sets you free’ still has something serious to commend it.”

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    • 54
      Alfredo says:

      Yes, very good. Shame its already been posted. See below.

      Do keep up or you’ll have to be demoted to the Guardian website for the children of the rich who are a bit dim.

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      • 56
        Slow hand clap says:

        So you read every single post in every single thread? Congratulations. Be all that you can be. Which isn’t much.

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        • 66
          Alfredo says:

          No need to read every post in every thread.
          Just look at the story GF posted immediately below this one.

          Maybe you should try left foot forward or the daily mirror until you get the hang of it.

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  21. 52

    I do hope that none of this money was ours.

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    • 60
      David Camoron (one-term PM) says:

      Not all of it – some of it was earmarked for the Indian Department of Martian Callcentres.

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  22. 64
    Anonymous says:

    But Cllr. Morritt is on the ‘Adult Care’ committee. Surely he was only doing the right thing in caring for an adult?

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  23. 68
    Deportivo La Corunna says:

    Wouldn’t it be terrible if Addison Lee account was being used for money-laundering -overpaying real bills and getting refunds later ……. to another name.

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