“Whiter than White” : How Manchester City CouncilLaunders Ratepayer’s Money to the Labour Party’s Coffers

Guido co-conspirator Croydonian drew his attention to a little bit of money laundering going on in Manchester. The taxpayers will be glad to know of the ingenuity by which their local taxes end up in the Labour party’s coffers. Manchester Airport plc is 100% owned by local government, it has made six-figure donations to Labour. Why? What possible commercial interest is there in an airport giving money to the Labour party. It is simply political corruption by a Labour council controlled business. That money that could have been better used to reduce the double the inflation rate council tax rise suffered by Mancunians.

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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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