The Telegraph is reporting that before the election Gordon quietly arranged for the Prime Minister’s remuneration package to be cut from £194,000 to £150,000, with no formal announcement being made. Guido had to laugh, Brown has made sure Cameron will be quarter-of-a-million poorer over the next 5 years. Cameron can’t complain, we’re all in this together…
Think this is tosh, if you pop into Waitrose for some some hummus and Prosecco are you really posh? Basically the entire middle class is posh on that basis. Mrs Fawkes will laugh.
Can’t stand opera but but have been known to see the occasional ballet. Want to make something of it?
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Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has sat down for a little chat with The Guardian and here’s a turn up for the books:
“The wider growing and selling of genetically modified crops has received its strongest government backing to date from the new environment secretary, Caroline Spelman”
It is currently illegal to grow GM crops in the UK but not for long it seems. What a strange coincidence though, remember this:
Spelman spent her days before becoming an MP in the agri-business. Seemingly well connected in the field, Caroline and her husband Mark went on to set up “Spelman, Cormack & Associates” in 1989 as a food and bio-technology lobbying company.
A lobbying firm that would directly benefit from a relaxation of the GM crops red tape. A lobbying firm that until a year ago, Mrs Spelman owned half of and was being run out of her constituency home. GM crops are a controversial enough subject without messy financial interests clouding the arguments. This isn’t the first conflict of interest that has arisen for Spelman and until she makes moves to recuse herself from certain aspects of her job, it won’t be the last.
It was exactly a year ago tonight that David Miliband chickened out from standing up to Gordon Brown for the second time and tarnished his reputation forever. As the European polls closed he let his old friend Purnell attempt to pull the trigger, but was nowhere to be seen once Brown’s government was collapsing around him. Where would Labour be now if he had gone through with the coup he was planning?
If he wasn’t the “right man for the job” then, or at the 2008 conference, or back in January – all chances he had to lead Labour to a better result by scrapping Gordon, what on earth makes him the best man now? The man is a proven coward, will the Labour members remember that?
CCHQ staff were given a gift of a DVD at last night’s drinks reception in the Downing Street rose garden. The “Team for Change” box included a personalised letter from Dave and Guido hears the disk is behind the scenes banter and the stuff that didn’t quite make the WebCameron final edits. If one of those said staffers would care to share then please do get in touch…