December 18th, 2013

Villiers Judgement Must Not Be Buried Over Christmas Break

Readers will remember Guido breaking the blue on blue attack by Anne Main on Theresa Villiers in September. Main wrote to Jeremy Heywood asking him to investigate whether Villiers broke the ministerial code over a dodgy lobbyist lunch when she was at Transport. Main claimed “Villiers may have put her personal relationship with Mr Hoare [the lobbyist in question] ahead of her ministerial duty”. A serious allegation.

The issue was raised twice at PMQs today. Cameron has just confirmed that he has seen Heywood’s response and “I’m confident that it will be sent in the next few days”. If a judgement has been made it should be released immediately rather than buried over the Christmas break…

UPDATE: Labour’s Michael Dugher has written to the PM urging him to publish Heywood’s response. He says “It would be unacceptable if such an important matter as the integrity of Ministerial behaviour was met with political manoeuvrings.”


  1. 1
    Steve Coogan says:

    Publish and be damned

  2. 2
    Ed Balls says:

    Gobble gobble gobble.

  3. 3
    Norton says:

    She should have stuck to two strokes.

  4. 4
    Mustapha Djinn says:

    The full report is published here. Redact, redact, redact. Deny, deny, deny. Whitewash, whitewash, whitewash.

    Now let us move on.

  5. 6
    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    Fuck what you heard. Try asking me first.

  6. 9
    Mitch says:

    Looks and behaves like a 12 year old in the photo. No wonder she has a problem with judgement.

  7. 11
    MIKE OXHARD says:

    “Upright and Honourable” now who do you think a lawyer was reffering too ?

    How about one of the murdering scumbags who killed a British soldier in Londonistan
    Fuckin lawyer should have his head hacked off

  8. 13
    Brian's Mum says:

    “She’s been a very naughty girl”.

  9. 14
    MIKE OXHARD says:

    Which one is the “Hoare” in this case ?

  10. 16
    Anonymous says:

    This attack will need to have been sanctioned at the highest level-but by ?
    Whose pulling the main spring?

  11. 20



  12. 21
    jhonadward says:

    ” but how is the hero in this”

  13. 22
    Labour Voting Dug Crap! says:

    Labour are a bunch of pathetic ScUM Balls!

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Francis Elliot reports on No. 10 strategy meetings:

“When discussion veers to subjects that Mr Crosby thinks of concern only to the political and journalistic classes, he treats the offender as a pub bore with a tart request to “pass the beer nuts, mate”.”

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