UPDATE : More Tory Brands

Guido missed a couple of brands backing Basher Davis. Secretive slush fund, the Midlands Industrial Council has chipped in a few quid in the past, as has Michael Spencer’s Intercapital. The biggest money broker in the City has a private subsidiary free of corporate governance issues and pesky shareholders which owns a bookmakers, entertains a lot and was used to back Basher during the general election. Michael Spencer is well known in the City (he is worth half-a-billion) for his lavish parties and his desire for a knighthood. Surely a frolicking FTSE-100 Chairman should get a gong? He strangely hasn’t got one, even though he has lavished a fortune on the Tories, including paying Lynton Crosby’s £250,000 fee.

Hasn’t got a gong yet.


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Writing in this week’s Spectator Diary, the former Chancellor and Evening Standard editor attempted to encapsulate how Boris operates…

“My children have the measure of our prime minister. A couple of years ago, my son and I went for a lovely Sunday lunch at his house in Oxfordshire — where he has a Kalashnikov mounted on the wall. Boris suggested we play a game. A tug of war, but with a difference. The rope is tied around your waist and the contest takes place across a swimming pool. If you lose you end up in the water, fully clothed.

That’s Johnson for you: fun, inventive but ruthless. I suspect his brother Jo had one ducking too many.”

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