October 29th, 2013

Greening’s Association Chair Accuses Guido of “Malicious Lies”
Calls Finding of Fraud Investigation “Totally Spurious”

The Tories are demanding that Labour release the Falkirk report again, yet when it comes to their own internal reports about bad behaviour, they are curiously silent. Despite calling in an independent investigator to get to the bottom of why thousands of pounds were were missing from 2010 campaign funds in Wandsworth, and that report being used as the basis to boot out a leading party member from an elected position, they are still refusing to publish it. The Tories are keeping the report under lock and key with those allowed to see it being given a hard copy to read under supervision. This has allowed allies of the former agent to try and spin events…

Justine Greening’s Association Chairman Mark Elliott lost his rag with Guido on the phone last night, frothing about “malicious lies spread by the press” and then claimed the “the amounts alleged are totally spurious”. He then hung up. Yet Elliott, a close ally of both Greening and Morritt,  would have read the report. Perhaps he missed the conclusion about the association’s old agent:

“some of the media accusations do have substance and that the actions of Rob Morritt during his time as agent have brought the Wandsworth Conservative Group and potentially the wider party into disrepute. From not banking cash receipts to the use of the Addison Lee account for private journeys, to withdrawing cash for expenses without adequate supporting documentation, to taking reconciled salary top ups, whilst justified in his own mind, was from a professional and probity perspective totally unacceptable and fell well short of what the Group could expect from a trained agent.”

It concludes that Morritt  “fell short of providing sufficient, acceptable detail to ensure that he did not gain financial advantage during his employment with the Wandsworth Group.” There’s a word for that.

All this was exposed internally in 2010. Why are senior Tories – from Cabinet level down – still defending or ignoring this?


48 Comments

  1. 1
    Sir William Wayd says:

    We find the Defendant guilty as Hell.

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    • 6
      Hotel for Wandsworth Tories says:

      Hasn’t Wandsworth got a prison?

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    • 26
      Young Labour says:

      ” Would like 2 let everyone know NOT 2 order any food from chicken hut, castle street, Xxxxxx coz they r rip offs they brought me food that was stone cold that I wouldn’t even feed 2 my dog. And when I rang up bout it 2 get my money back they said they would send driver wiv money that was over 2 hours ago now won’t answer phone”

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    • 38

      Hang him, Your Honour!

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  2. 2

    Why are senior Tories – from Cabinet level down – still defending or ignoring this? They don’t wanna know,do they? Know what I mean, like?

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  3. 3
    edmartin says:

    perhaps to ‘top tories’ minds’ it’s normal behaviour

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  4. 4
    Mad Dr Scarlett says:

    Why has Guido posted a picture of a chump in a leather jacket? Is he the second hand car salesman who relieved Morritt of all the cash he’d nicked. What did Robert by? I hope it wasn’t a Ferrari!

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  5. 5
    David Camerön says:

    This story just isn’t gay enough.

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  6. 7
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    Wasn’t Greening shagging someone during the Syr!a vote ?

    That is perhaps a malicious lie.

    Claims of Fraud, backed up with evidence, is a prosecution matter.

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  7. 8
    The Public says:

    They think the public are stupid and will vote for them anyway.

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  8. 10
    Rotten MP watch says:

    I Greening gets sent to jail will her sentence be Justine Time?

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  9. 11
    Putney activist says:

    Mark Elliot is now totally compromised ahead of the crunch meeting on the 5th November. We were relying on him to be impartial and allow exec members their say on Rob Morritt. Now not just Morritt, but also Elliot will have to resign.

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  10. 13
    Casual Observer 4 says:

    So if Greening gets slung out of her ministerial position, which is arguably where the largest frauds are perpetrated, who will replace ?

    Could M!tchell be in the running ?

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  11. 14
    Since when was a liking for squeezing and sucking boobs a crime? says:

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  12. 15
    Sir William Wayd says:

    Dear Me Elliott

    If you don’t publish the report of the investigation, everyone will assume that Mr Morritt is a fraud.

    If you do, everyone will think ithe report is a cover-up.

    Best plan: hand it over to the Police. They will decide whether they like Mr Morritt and, therefore, whether to smooth it all over or fit him up.

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  13. 21
    Merton Junkie says:

    Hang him out to dry.

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  14. 27
    Someone Had To Do The Obvious Joke Here says:

    The real Wandsworth Tory story:
    The Morritt’s suppressed, the Morritt’s going to explode when it all comes out.
    (*boom tish!*)
    Remember to tip the waitresses! I’m here all week! Get home safely!

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  15. 28
    Anonymous says:

    Tories, Labour, Lib-Dems – they’re all the same, and will remain so until the public get off our collective backsides and do something about it.

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    • 31
      Some chap called Nigel says:

      I fully endorse this course of long over due action by the people of

      GREAT Britain !!

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  16. 29
    Untaxed Windfall says:

    There are many untaxed branches lying about which can be collected and used for untaxed firewood during the coming months and years.

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  17. 30
    The Ruling Class says:

    But with the Tori*es you always get a better class of frau*d !!!

    so a better class of cover up is a pre-requisite in every case

    something Red Len & his hench men are unable to aspire to…….

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    • 35
      Casual Observer 4 says:

      Given the relative amounts involved in the two frauds, Falkirk vs. Wandsworth, that the Conservatives are not releasing in order to leverage Labour over Falkirk is just a little bit significant.

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  18. 36
    ReichStagRacoon says:

    Hello ReichStagRacoon here ,
    The Politicains in Engalnd are all POINT AND POO POLITICIANS

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  19. 39
    Anonymous says:

    So:

    1) Bit of “laxity” with records and fairly modest sums claimed adrift in a local Conservative party office which nobody really cares about

    versus

    2) Alleged acts of fixing the Labour Parliamentary candidate selection for Falkirk which may account to common law fraud, claims of the kybosh put on witnesses to same leading them to “withdraw” evidence (Witness Tampering? Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice?) an entire petrochemical plant plus thousands of associated jobs and the Scottish economy put in peril in an attempt to keep a shop steward (who is also the Chairman of the Falkirk Labour Party) in place and above the dark hand of the Unite leading the Labour Party by the nose.

    Now who has got the most to lose?

    Get a grip Guido: stop crapping on about Wandsworth. It is really quite dull

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  20. 41
    Mad Dr Scarlett says:

    £60 K is not a “fairly modest sum”, even to the owner of two Ferraris.

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  21. 42
    Time for the truth says:

    Greening to go!

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  22. 44
    A Maimed Badger says:

    So very interesting, those who shout ” Foul ” the loudest.

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  23. 45
    The Critic says:

    Send them to Falkirk……..should fit in nicely. Scum

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  24. 46
    Anonymous says:

    In response to Putney Activist, Comment 11
    Don’t be so silly !
    There is still zero proof that Morritt ever had a penny more than the amount due to him. So why should he resign ?
    Why is no-one homing in on those who are beaching agreements and feeding stuff to Guido Fawkes. These are the culprits who are inciting embarrassment and should be for the for the chop.
    And why should Elliot have to resign for trying to uphold justice in this Country ?

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