Great stuff from Sky’s Sophy Ridge, who has spent the day standing outside Number 10 shouting at Cabinet ministers. Miller’s face…
John Mann has used his urgent question to not unreasonably request that all recordings of Standards Committee meetings are made public. How did the Committee come to the decision to give Miller such soft censure? Which members of the troughers’ union fought her corner? Shining the light on the processes of the Standards Committee is the very least that can be done to improve transparency. Worth noting that Leader of the House Andrew Lansley warns there could be more pre-2010 expenses scandals still to come…
Zac Goldsmith, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Peter Bone are also using Miller to raise the issue of recall once again. Which begs the question what do Basingstoke residents think of the claim by Miller’s former constituency campaign manager Phil Heath: “whenever we had a meeting there was no family so that was definitely her second home.”
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Emily Thornberry slithered her way through the Daily Politics, but she has to be called up on this one:
ET: As time goes on our economy gets worse.
AN: The economy gets worse?
ET: The economy is getting worse.
How out of touch can you get? The economy is not getting worse for Ms. Thornberry. Her vast multi-million pound family property empire is up 14% on the year…
This week’s Spectator Life covers the increasingly insidious tendency to forego alcohol in the middle of the day in SW1:
“As the partitions came down and the chinos came in, American bank practices have spread from the City, down Fleet Street and have even reached Westminster. As politics and journalism have become more of a profession than an art form, the rules of the game have got tighter. With hacks and flacks tied to the internet, just like in the City, it’s harder to escape.”
Westminster’s thirstiest hacks took to the Red Lion to discuss the death of the boozy lunch for today’s Daily Politics…
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