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Email nominations to : Pork Busting, giving the name of the politician and the reason. Guido will compile from the emails a list of politicians with their snouts deep in the public trough and then organise a readers poll. There will be a prize of a copy of bestselling The Bumper Book of Government Waste to the person who makes the best nomination.
Ann and Nick Winterton, the husband and wife couple who are both Tory MPs have been nominated for their sterling work in double claiming their mortgage allowances to a total of £33,351 last year – just to show it is a bi-partisan thing they were beaten by Labour MPs Ann and Alan Keen who were nominated for scrounging a tax-free £35,338 off the taxpayers to allow them to enjoy their Covent Garden pied a terre conveniently close to the Opera House - equivalent to over £1,000 a week in subsidy if it were taxed.
More than enough to pay the interest on a £1 million mortgage, no wonder they are laughing…
How long will it be before they start internecine arguing about Iraq?
UPDATE : The site now says it will open for business at the end of the week. Alex Hilton has emailed to say it was not ready to go live and he has now taken the site down, whereas last night he told me to register and post an article on it. Confused.
Riley Bechtel, billionaire boss of the war-profiteering corporation has gained hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts to rebuild Iraq, has also won big transport and nuclear contracts in Britain. After making a killing from the Iraq war he was secretly awarded a CBE in 2003. His award was for “services to UK-American commercial relations”.
Bechtel is represented in the UK by LLM, the sleazy PR firm set up by New Labour insiders which boasts to clients it can get them in front of anyone in government. Wonder if these facts are related?
Bill Cash now claims it would be unthinkable to reverse the new policy a month later; “We don’t vote for something and say it does not change policy. That would take cynicism in politics to new levels”. Redwood agrees “I have not discussed this with Cameron’s people because I had no need to. My whip was telling me to vote for it.”
Guido said at the time he wasn’t convinced that most Tory MPs understood the significance of the amendment they had voted for, Bill Cash and John Redwood did, and they are going to try and make political capital out of it. Cameron will not be too chuffed to see Europe back on the agenda.
Who said that? Some recalcitrant right-wing Cornerstone MP? No, it was Gordon Brown.
Is it really so surprising that she has taken “voluntary” redundancy now?
Guido understands that the Labour party is due to repay some £3 million over the next 3 months. Will these supposedly commercial loans be rolled over or written off? We were assured when the story first broke that they were to be repaid on a commercial basis. Whatever happens we will find out now that the Electoral Commission has belatedly got tough on loans. Lord Sainsbury may yet again be called upon to prop up the party which he has supported to the tune of £15 million, not counting the money he gives to New Labour supporting groups.
It is going to be a long, hot sweaty summer for a lot of Labour party apparachtiks. Yates of the Yard is conducting interviews with witnesses and suspects. Guido has received mixed messages about the timing of any action, some say it will be before the party conference, some say after. It willl overshadow September’s conference deliberations. C’mon coppers, give us the perp walk…
He now spins for the Nuclear Industry Association. Nukes are “climate friendly” says the LibDem with the mission “to promote the commercial performance of the UK nuclear industry by assisting and supporting member companies to develop their businesses in the UK and internationally”. Guido hears Iran is a growth market.
PM Tweets About Ant & Dec While Giving Mandela Tribute | Express
George Osborne: Action Chancellor | Speccie
DfE Taking Children for Poodles | Laura Perrins
Man Locked Up For Telling Mandela Joke | Star
Gordon Brown Debt Buster | Kebab Time
Five Arguments Against Paying MPs More | Left Foot Forward
BBC Must Be Held to Account Over Savile | Trevor Kavanagh
Guido’s Column | Sun
Safe Seat MPs Will Be Paid More Than Marginal MPs | Alex Wickham
Judging Blogs By Their Comment Threads | Dan Hannan
Labour Select Union Candidate in Falkirk | Guardian
The Belgravia Gallery reports:
“Having been asked by Nelson Mandela’s art publisher to represent his work,drawings mainly of Robben Island, we had the privilege of spending a morning with Mandela when he was signing the lithographs at his home in Johannesburg in December 2002. He delighted us with stories about a number of well known British personalities over the years when he was president. Perhaps the most surprising was his description of Margaret Thatcher as “Motherly” and he remembered how she had poured him tea and they had discussed various ailments and how after he returned home, she had sent him herbal remedies.”