+++ Wintertons Standing Down +++

Sir Nicholas and Lady Winterton are retiring to “pass the baton to a younger person”.  Let us not forget that they were found to have broken Commons rules in a critical report by Parliamentary Standards Commissioner John Lyon last year.  Guido covered it at length here.

After paying off the mortgage on their Belgravia flat, the troughing couple transferred the £700,000 property to a family trust controlled by their children, and then charged the rent on it to parliamentary allowances.  A scam that netted the family trust some £120,000.  It was called “indefensible” by Cameron at the time.  They paid back not a single penny.




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Boris on Osborne and Project Fear:

Unemployment has fallen by 250,000 to a new low of 4.2 per cent while record numbers of jobs have been created – including no fewer than 8 for the former chancellor and chief architect of project fear who has become a glorious living rebuttal of his own preposterous warnings.”

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