Saturday Seven Up

7upIf you were not one of the 112,122 visitors viewing 443,257 blog pages over the last seven days, here are the seven most popular stories (in order of popularity) that you missed:

  1. Guardian Gagged from Reporting Parliament
  2. Ed Vaizey’s Three Hour Lunch with Tracey Emin
  3. Sunday Sleaze
  4. 60 Million of Us, 646 of Them
  5. +++ Guardian Gag Attempt Dropped +++
  6. MPs’ Standards Committee Says :
    Jacqui Can Keep Every Penny She Fiddled if She Says ‘Sorry’
  7. Jacqui Smith : Crime Without Punishment

You are either in front of Guido, or behind…

+++ BBC : HMRC Investigating Taxes of 27 MPs +++

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Jonah Jinxs Leyland

jonah_leylandYesterday afternoon Jonah Brown visited Leyland Trucks in Leyland in the North West to support the South Ribble Labour MP.   To those who follow Jonah’s travels is it no surprise that same night Labour were humiliated in the Leyland St Mary’s local by-election – a seat they once held.  The result was:

Con 709
Lab 239

A swing to the Tories from two years ago when they gained the council – recording 65% of the vote across the whole constituency. The one-eyed son of the manse is working his electoral curse at local and national level for Labour…

Last Night at the Opera

tristan-und-isolde-royal-opera-houseOvert Opera fan Nick Brown, the government Chief Whip, was well placed last night at the Royal Opera House in the front row of the stalls circle before 5 pm (yes thats when it started) for the new production of Tristan und Isolde. He was in a party with lobbyist Peter Bingle of  spin merchants Bell Pottinger.  Perhaps Gordon should have cause to worry that his Chief Henchman was watching a tale of the betrayal of King Marke by Tristan and Isolde in the company of a Conservative enemy.

George Osborne and his wife were sitting in the stalls on their own, presumably having paid for their own tickets.  At four hours and fifty five minutes Guido would have paid not to attend…

Another Trougher Bites the Dust : Wilshire to Stand Down

wilshireAccording to Nick Robinson the Tory chief whip Patrick McLoughlin, gave the Wilshire the bullet. He is sticking to the “it was all within the rules” / “approved by the Fees Office” line.

In reality, like in so many other cases, the £3,250 a month in parliamentary office allowances to Wilshire’s company Moorlands Research Services was completely outside the spirit of the rules and the Fees Office was wrong to make the payment.  Goodbye and good riddance.

+++ Sun’s George Pascoe-Watson Goes to Spin for Portland +++

Vote Reformer of the Year : Heather Brooke

Heather BrookeThe Reform think tank is inviting nominations for the “reformer of the year”.  Looking down the list there is one candidate who deserves to win.  Heather Brooke, the Freedom of Information campaigner who fought the Speaker and parliament to […]

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Dishonourable MPs Can No Longer Be Trusted to Self Regulate

wilshireTory MP David Wilshire has been paying £105,000 expenses to run a company he owns.  He has referred himself to Parliamentary Standards Commissioner before Guido could.  In due course the Committee on Standards and Privileges will let him off with […]

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Ed Vaizey’s Three Hour Lunch with Tracey Emin

Scotts VaizeyPhoto credit : a co-conspirator.

Just got off the phone a few minutes ago with Ed Vaizey. Guido called him via the Maitre’d of Scott’s of Mayfair.  When he came to the phone he demanded to know which […]

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Legg : A Question of “Fundamental Principles of Propriety”

Sir Thomas Legg has outlined his approach to expenses in a note to MPs which is now in the public domain.  Legg confirms that payment of the second homes allowance under the Green Book rules was subject to “fundamental […]

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