Under Investigation MP Karl Turner Cancels Ed Balls Summit

The “Hull and Humber Economic Summit” was advertised by Karl Turner as a “Question Time” style event to debate the future of the region’s economy, however the speakers were exclusively current and former Labour Party politicians, including the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.  Caught red-handed breaking House of Commons rules trying to raise party funds using non-partisan parliamentary resources – he asked for delegates to make out their cheques to “Karl Turner MP”. Turner’s potential opponent in Hull East Mike Whitehead made made a complaint to the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Local Tory MP Graham Stuart says it shows that the Hull East MP “realises he has been caught bang to rights”. We reported the story only yesterday, today he has cancelled the fund raiser. He would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those pesky bloggers…




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David Cowling, the BBC’s head of political research, in an internal memo…

“It seems to me that the London bubble has to burst if there is to be any prospect of addressing the issues that have brought us to our current situation. There are many millions of people in the UK who do not enthuse about diversity and do not embrace metropolitan values yet do not consider themselves lesser human beings for all that. Until their values and opinions are acknowledged and respected, rather than ignored and despised, our present discord will persist. Because these discontents run very wide and very deep and the metropolitan political class, confronted by them, seems completely bewildered and at a loss about how to respond (“who are these ghastly people and where do they come from?” doesn’t really hack it). The 2016 EU referendum has witnessed the cashing in of some very bitter bankable grudges but I believe that, throughout this 2016 campaign, Europe has been the shadow not the substance.”

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