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From: Guy Fawkes
To: Ruth.Turner
Date: Dec 30, 2006 1:28 PM

Subject: Happy New Year

They do say a new year is a good time to make a fresh start, turn over a new leaf, make a clean breast of things.

Good luck.


Guido Fawkes Esq.

Three weeks ago a credible source told Guido that Ruth Turner was “fully co-operating” with the police investigation. This is really co-operating rather than in the sense that Chris Evans or Sleazy Leavy were “fully co-operating” before they were arrested. It is widely reported that Ruth has now retained her own legal counsel, rather than using the Labour party’s in-house counsel. A clear sign that her interests and her master’s interests have diverged.

Happy Christmas Wishing You Peace and Prosperity

Guido will be mostly off-line until the New Year….

WebCameron Co-conspirators Want Answers

This could be a Miliband-Wiki type debacle for another online politician not playing it straight with the net-roots. Already the most voted for question on WebCameron’s “Ask Dave” this week is the same one he shamelessly dodged last week. Where do the millions come from? Who is behind the offshore funding fronts? Don’t try to fob us off with an “I’m a transparent kinda guy” answer this time.

Vote here if you want answers.

Guy News TV : Have a Cheeky Christmas!

Latest Tory Mayoral Candidate Throws Fedora Into Ring

Winston McKenzie is an official Tory Mayoral candidate. The former Veritas candidate lost his deposit at the general election standing in Croydon North after gaining 324 votes. This bettered his standing in Brent East in 2003 where he won 197 votes standing as the “Black Voice for Great Britain”.

Guido interviewed him and found his policies, err, interesting, he is against the congestion charge and tough on crime. He is very keen on sport, boxing in particular. Guido can’t wait for the hustings…

We Are the Cheeky Dems

Picture credit : Serf

Re-Ask Dave

The first Ask Dave response video was a bit surreal, he said “I am the party leader who is for transparency”, this is in response to Guido’s question about mysterious backers hiding behind companies and foundations in Geneva, the British Virgin Isles and Liechtenstein. Dave went on to claim “You can see total transparency, there is no secret loans or anything like that, go to the Electoral Commission website and you can see the whole thing.”

So Guido did just that, he looked there, and was none the wiser. Which was clearly the intention of the Liechtenstein lenders. So despite Webcameron users voting for answers in droves, they still don’t know who backs the Tories to the tune of millions.

What Guido does know is that when Blair buried the British Aerospace / Saudi bribes investigation last week, the Tories were silent. Stunning. A government mired in sleaze, itself under investigation by the police for corruption, quashes an investigation into corruption. An open goal for a determined opposition surely? Nothing doing.

Wafic Said made a £100,000 donation to the Tories in February, on top of the £550,000 or so he is alleged to have given through his wife on the quiet. He was the middleman who profited from Britain’s biggest arms deal ever — “Al-Yamamah” — which involved the multi-billion-pound sale of British Aerospace fighters to Saudi Arabia. Quite a coincidence, voters might wonder if the money and the silence are linked.

For the avoidance of doubt, wouldn’t it be better to tell the voters who is, forinstance, behind this mysterious anonymous offshore lender in Liechtenstein? Fortunately a co-conspirator has re-asked Dave the same question posed last week, maybe if it gets enough votes (again) Dave will take the opportunity to bring it out of the shadows and answer it this time. Vote here if you want answers.

Cheeky Christmas

Lembit Lobbied for Cheeky Girls

Guido didn’t bother running with the Lembit / Cheeky Girl story this week. The satire / reality continuum seemed to have warped too much.
However it appears that there is a political angle, Lembit has tried to fast-track the Romanian’s visa process. The Cheeky Girls are in Britain illegally – that would make it illegal to hire them as well. Which Guido understands has been possible in the past…

UPDATE : Isn’t it an offence to offer an inducement to an MP? Do they live in his constitutency?

UPDATE II : Machiavelli points out in the comments:

The Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament:

“Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.”

“Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.”

Totty Watch : CF Party @ the Erotic Gherkin

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Wall-to-wall totty at the CF Christmas party, no wonder Mark Clarke, Conservative Future chairman, is always smiling. Francis Maude’s attendance meant that Guido was not the oldest party-goer. Guido left early – having not taken any Totty pictures. These were, once again, provided by a co-conspirator…

Police Want More Answers

Yard saying more letters have gone out to Downing Street players requesting more information and requesting further interviews. You might want to keep this handy for the next month..

Party Funding : Tory Whips Tell MPs “Shut Up”

Word reaches Guido that Tory MPs have been sent a note telling them to maintain a silence on the issue of party funding, and it is odd that there appears to be a media black-out on the issue from the Tories.

John Redwood appears to have not read the memo.

Fugitive Flees Britain Disguised As Woman

Picture Credit : Theo Spark

Any Answers Dave?

Voting closed on the first set of Ask Dave questions on Sunday. Guido’s question about where does the money come from was voted the question WebCameron users most wanted answered [update: until the last moment in a perfectly normal flurry of late voting].

No answer yet, but tomorrow is another day…

“I’ll have a ‘P’ please”

Surprise! Smith Institute Plans More Meetings at No. 11

On Friday Gordon complained about smears in a statement where he denied that the Smith Institute had any formal link to him. Sure he is not on the board, but the board is Brownite.

Remember Wilf Stevenson, the institute’s director, both denies it is political (which would put it in breach of charity law) and that it is a Brownite front. Nevertheless we discovered recently that Gordon pushed to have Wilf made a working peer.* That would have meant that Brown had made him a Labour working peer for his Smith Institute work. How in any sense therefore is he non-political and non-Brownite?

This is all a “Mandelson smear” the Sunday papers were briefed. Guido has no formal link with Mandelson, but he has been digging into “the Sith” sleaze for months. When is a smear not a smear? When it is the truth.

Guido has obtained this list of events being held by the Smith Institute. You have just missed “Shaping Global Policy” – which seems an odd subject title for a non-political public charity. Isn’t policy formation a bit political?
Are these meetings open to the public in line with the charity’s charter? No. Are they anything to do with Brown’s current imperative to repaint himself as Green? They are all being held at No. 11, what do you think?

*So, yes, he would actually have become the Dark Emperor’s very own Sith Lord.

Congratulations on the Promotion Yates

Guido is sure that many co-conspirators will wish to congratulate Assistant Commissioner Yates on his just confirmed promotion. Well timed and well deserved given the impotent “we’re going to get you for this” spin from Downing Street bunker loyalists.

Even that weather-vane arse-coverer Sir Ian Blair can see which way the wind is blowing: “I’d like to congratulate John Yates on his appointment as Assistant Commissioner. In a long and distinguished career with the Metropolitan Police Service, he has consistently demonstrated his policing ability, working at the highest levels.”

You can show your support here.

Labour Due to Re-Pay £6,725,000 of “Commercial” Loans

This month and next month some major “commercial” loans are due to repaid:

Unity Trust Bank £2,000,000.00 Unity rate + 2.00% 13/12/06
Co-operative Bank £3,500,000.00 Base + 2.00% 31/12/06
Co-operative Bank £1,225,000.00 Co-op rate + 2.00% 20/01/07

In the case of the small union controlled Unity Trust Bank the Financial Services Authority has put the bank on notice that it must report the risky Labour party loan situation monthly. If the loan is re-scheduled instead of repaid the FSA may have to take a closer look at the situation.

See here, here and here for more details.

“It’s Gotta Be Worth a ‘K’!”

Rumour going round that a showbiz figure is prepared to testify that Sleazy Levy offered him a “K” for a donation.

Odds On Blair to Go Before Year End Slashed

As the wheels fall off Blair’s explanation, with his “they were party peerages” line in particular falling apart as donors deny it and the written applications themselves contradict Blair, things look more dicey. In addition with the possibility of Downing Street players facing charges sooner rather than later, the betting markets have had a big move in the last few days.[…] Read the rest

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