Hence the cosy pictures of Mandela with his feet up with Dave, but none such with the Prime Mentalist…
He is rumoured to be a possible replacement for Alistair Darling at the Treasury. Clearly not something that will please the City’s moneymen….
So the Indy’s owner actually made money from Mugabe’s poster advertising campaign for the election. Stick that on your front page…
UPDATE : A co-conspirator points out that Baroness Jay and Ken Clarke are non-execs on the board of INM plc. In Baroness Jay’s case it seems particularly difficult to reconcile her chairmanship of the Overseas Development Institute with personally profiting from the firm that profits from Mugabe’s election advertising campaigns.
CPS Study Abrahams ‘Dodgy’ Donations Dossier from Police – Sky
It ain’t over until it is over.
MEPs’ Champagne ‘Study Days’ Cost Taxpayer £200,000 – Sunday Times
Champagne swilling luxury junket taking the piss out of taxpayers as per normal.
How MPs Claim for a Second Home – Sunday Telegraph
Simple explanation of the mechanics of the fiddle.
Wintertons to Cost Taxpayers Thousands More on New Flat – Mail on Sunday
Continuing tale of the troughing Tory twosome. Why don’t they live in their own now mortgage-free luxury flat? The taxpayer has bought it for them and fitted it out already. They are a troughing disgrace.
Labour Mired in Sleaze Claims as Scots Leader Quits and MPs are Accused of Homes Tax-Dodge – Mail on Sunday
Scottish Leader and Scottish MP go in disgrace.
‘Over 100 MPs’ in Multi-Million Tax Dodge Over Second Homes – Mail on Sunday
A specific capital gains dodge used by the likes of James Purnell and many others.
Scots Labour Leader ‘Confident of Being Cleared’ after Resigning – Mail on Sunday
No chance Wendy.
Marshall in Shock Resignation after Rumours Over Expenses – Mail on Sunday
End of the gravy train for one MP.
Paul Green also admitted that he gave two personal cheques of £950 which would have put him over the £1000 barrier and shown he was an impermissible offshoredonor.
Guido predicted that “there is no wriggle room. She is on the hook completely”. So it turned out, eventually.
*N.B. Incidentally, Guido was accused by Labour supporters of forging the letter.
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Tomorrow will be my last day as Gordon Brown’s Political Secretary.