January 10th, 2013

Good Return for His Dolar
Tories Bring £276,400 Donor into Government

Following on from Lord Marland’s resignation, the Tories have been re-jigging their team in the Lords. With Viscount Leckie stepping up to the BIS role, Lord Popat of Harrow has been made a government whip. Dolar Popat, the multi-millionaire founder of the TLC hospitality group, has come a long way from his days waiting in Wimpy. Especially in the last couple of years. He entered the Lords two years ago and has now made it into government. Nothing to do with the £287,459.91 the Electoral Commission shows him donating to the Tories since Cameron took over.


  1. 1
    B L Zebub says:

    Dave must have lost the envelope down the back of his sofa.


    • 3
      VoteUkip says:

      Money talks.


      • 8
        The Libor party says:

        Dead right !


      • 70
        Anonymous says:

        These things always happen in one way or another in almost all countries, everyone has to accept it. It cannot be stopped. At least money is given to the party and not into the pockets of politicians.

        Abolishing House of Lords and replacing it with elected second chamber will help but will never eliminate influence money will buys.

        Another ways to reducing influenced of money is to block appoints to Lords if he / she has given over £10,000 to any party. But it will not stop other forms of influence.


    • 9
      Grumpy Old Man says:

      That’s the Conservatives for you, cutting the costs of government. It would have cost Dolar at least a million under Blair/Brown.


    • 11
      Nick the Elder says:

      So that’s a £26,400 increase due to inflation … over how long ?


    • 13
      Ed Millibland says:

      I have never heard of this handler.

      What union does he represent?


    • 22
      David Davies for Tory leader. says:

      Stinks to high heaven don’t it?

      Very disappointed with Dave, he’s no better than Blair.


    • 27
      Casual Observer says:

      The incompetent fucker can’t even take a bribe efficiently


    • 33
      David Abrahams says:

      Away the lads. Cameron is cheap. It cost me 600k to buy Blair. More likes a couple of million in today’s money.


  2. 2
    Vaz says:

    Any passports required?


    • 39
      Slime watch says:

      British passports are 10 a penny these days Keith thanks to Labour promoting them BOGOF.

      Ever thought about flogging Indian passports?


  3. 4
    Nothing better to do says:

    If he waited tables then he has at least had one more proper job than Dave.


    • 32
      Beast of Bolsover. says:

      And all the PPE SPAD cnuts throughout the H. of P. The weak little fuckers wouldn’t know what a shovel was if they fell over one, let alone be able to make the tea for the blokes doing real work.


  4. 5
    I hate Europe says:

    Tell us what to do Obama,please….


  5. 6
    David "Why Exactly am I Bothering to Turn Up" Cameron says:

    Sod it, I’m thinking of just flogging them on ebay.


    • 63
      Tay King-dePisse says:

      I wouldn’t mind seeing someone flogging Dave, or any other politician come to that, on YouTube! (Admittedly, in a quite-different sense of the word…) And I’m not even into BDSM, but, for them, I’ll make an exception!


  6. 7
    None of the above says:

    Well at least with experience of waiting tables at Wimpey he can advise Dave on his forthcoming career change.


  7. 10
    Tell the Kenyan to stick his advice where the sun don't shine says:

    Them Yanks are really arrogant self important counts .

    British Prime Ministers and British People make decisions about their economic futures.

    Stay out of it Big Ears

    Speak up Dave . Let us hear it load and clear: WE ARE COMING OUT OF THE EU .


    • 12
      Call me Dave says:

      Obama asked me if I was a man or a mouse.

      I had to squeek up to be heard.


    • 18
      Living in 96.98 percent white Merseyside says:

      And then what? Just exactly what problems will it solve if we leave the EU.

      Benefit culture?
      The demographics of Londistan and other cities.
      Troughing MP’s?
      Fat Cats?
      The deficit?

      I could go on and on.

      Get real – it ain’t going to turn us into a land flowing with milk and honey. In the end it will probably be the Little Englanders who will finally be the ruination of this country.

      Vote UKIP – B*ollocks!


  8. 14
    Golly says:

    If I have 50K floating around what will that buy me?


  9. 15
    Sounds of traditional London street hawker says:

    Honnnnerssss, getcher honnnnerssss! Lawwwwdships, Knight’oods!


  10. 17
    House of Lords Library says:

    I think this is what makes GB great…

    What’s wrong with buying a Peerage, if you have got it spend it on buying a title. I am hoping to win the lottery and then I’m going to buy the Labour Party and become a Sir or a Lord. Better still, after I have bought my Peerage I will then be free to lie and cheat, go to jail and still keep my title like Lord’s Archer and Black.

    It’s a great country…


  11. 20
    Joe Kagan says:

    It gladdens the heart to see that old fashioned palm-greasing still gets worthwhile results.


  12. 23
    Synic says:

    David Lloyd George Cameron — stinking corruption continues unabated at Westminster


  13. 24
    O. Jones says:

    “The Tory-led campaign to turn neighbour against neighbour is a stain on our society” – Guido Fawkes,Right Wing Political Blogger. http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id/2A8E80BB-9F37-45BD-8E70BBAB1441577D


  14. 25
    Owen Jones says:

    “The Tory-led campaign to turn neighbour against neighbour is a stain on our society” – Guido Fawkes,Right Wing Political Blogger.


  15. 28
    Black + White = Grey (Gray in Yankerland) says:

    Somebody should tell Obama that Britain is senior to his states of occupation.

    And why do the press keep calling him black? I’m sure his mum didn’t, in more enlightened times he would be described as halfcast.


  16. 29
    Hugh Mann-Wright says:


  17. 30
    jimbo says:

    The Conservative Party is sinking by the day, no wonder UKIP are having a field day. Cameron is no different to his hero Blair.
    How much longer is the Conservative Party going to keep this person as leader, he is out to destroy the Conservative Party and is the only successful thing that he may achieve. Wake up Conservative MP’s get rid of your baggage whilst you still have a job.


  18. 36
    Nick Clegg says:

    Still waiting for someone to call !!


  19. 41
    Owen Jones says:

    Apparently,”Fatty” Dave’s going to make a pronouncement in 10-days time re: renegotiation on the EU! Expecting grandstanding lies re: 2015 EU referendum!


    • 50
      albacore says:

      Fair dos. They’re playing the waiting game
      Demographics just don’t stay the same
      Another two years, more from abroad
      Lots of candidates to be a lord


    • 86
      Disillusioned Tory says:

      We don’t have to wait for 2015. The European Elections in 2014 will in reality be ‘The Referendum’. With UKIP topping the poll – there will be such a strong message sent to Governments here and in Europe that the game will be up.


  20. 42
    Biased Broadcasting Corp says:

    We here are renowned for our balance and fairness. This is exemplified by our interviewees on the today program (this morning) being a PRO-EUROPEAN labour twat, a guy representing a group of self-serving big business types who was PRO-EUROPEAN, supporting commentary about US guy wanting uk to STAY IN EUROPE, supporting commentary from Ireland wanting uk to STAY in EUROPE and also noting that Germany wants uk to STAY IN EUROPE.



    • 45
      Benny Fitz-Clements says:

      We want the UK to stay in Europe so you can help pay for our big fat salaries and pensions.


    • 82
      Hugh Janus says:

      There was a half-hearted and highly synthetic attempt to provide some (alleged) balance later on when Sir Smug Windbag-McNaughtie allowed that well-know Europhobe Wee Dougie a considerable pro-EU rant later on in the wretched programme. Sir Smug didn’t try very hard at all to get Scottish mouthpiece to answer the few ‘balancing’ questions put to him. So nothing changes……


  21. 45
    Col. Nut says:

    Popat’s good at currying favour.


  22. 47
    Steve Miliband says:

    Rich man donates money to a political party and is rewarded shocker


  23. 53
    illogical says:

    Still wondering what Dave and the conservative party are going to do with 287000 pounds worth of chutney.


  24. 54

    Nick Clegg taking a hammering onthis mornings LBC radio phone in


    • 89
      Rinka Scott says:

      Very Prime Ministerial to go on a chat show when every opinion poll indicates you are not too popular.

      If he could see he had nothing to gain he should not have done it .

      Worries me just what goes on in negotiations on behalf of us all.


  25. 57
    PWC Press Office says:

    The Administrators have taken over the running of Jessops the camera store

    A spokesman said “We are just going to see how things develop”


    • 58
      Jessops Press Office says:

      Staff at Jessops have been told to take positives from the company entering administration.

      A spokesman said “Negatives will soon be a thing of our past.”


    • 59

      Before we drop the shutters we will look at this from a wider angle and won’t be making any snap decisions


      • 67
        Lost in Clacton says:

        If you could whistle a happy tune that would be good too !


      • 72
        Loopy Lou says:

        And please Mr Slaughterhouse do tell us all how much money you are going to make out of this human misery ?


      • 73
        Your Friendly Neighbourhood Firms-In-Administration Analysis Service says:

        We’re going to have to give this whole matter the fish-eye, though.


    • 66
      Dubya says:

      ISO wanted to comment on this.


    • 68
      George Eastman says:

      Jessops left themselves over-exposed and failed to focus on market developments.
      History is reprinting itself.


      • 71
        Delboy says:

        I mean to say no wonder they have gone tits up with them daft prices .

        I went onto Ebay and got a super duper Jap thing with a zoom lens and imitation leather case plus a few digitals for 36 quid on Boxing Day.

        You know it makes sense.


  26. 62

    NAO says that Ministry of Defense contracts that are “In Prog” will in total would have been delivered at a cost of 57 billion quid , and 149 years late
    but now after reviewing the contracts have revealed that they will cost in total 66 billion quid and when completed will be delivered 187 years late

    The new communications equipment for our troops in Afghanistan , wont be delivered untill after All our troops have returned home
    i believe that we still have 40 Chinook helicopters which were bought years ago which still can’t be used , and we are still using the ones from the Falklands in Afghanistan


  27. 64
    perry Mason says:

    Has no one on here ever heard of the Bribery Act ?


    • 75
      Aydodge E. Scheisster QC says:

      Steady on, mate– especially in the post-Leveson era, you don’t just want to throw charges around that you have no way of proving. You don’t KNOW if there was a quid-pro-quo. Although, to be fair, 276K DOES seem like too much of a shitload of quid for there not to be a quo. And the figure, however, DOES curiously bear a striking resemblance to that quarter-mill-to-meet-Cameron figure of days of yore. Circumstantial evidence can sometimes be very strong, such as when one finds a trout in the milk, as Thoreau said.


  28. 65
    RK says:

    There is no Viscount Leckie. Is this a reference to Viscount Younger of Leckie? Time to employ a sub?


  29. 79
  30. 90
    The savant10.4 highway patrol says:

    Nothing ecruciatingly exciting going on today then …. Wonder why.

    Oh of course its thursday …Lash night down the pubs in Whitehal. And. The. City


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