Into the Dock

With the appeals dismissed, all the wriggle room shut down, finally the trial dates have been set for the piggies:

Former minister and Labour MP Elliot Morley, November 22; Labour MP David Chaytor, December 6; Lord Hanningfield, December 13; sitting Labour MP Eric Illsley, January 10; Lord Taylor, January 17; former Labour MP Jim Devine, February 2.

All deny charges of false accounting. The trials will take place at Southwark Crown Court in London

It seems somewhat surreal that sitting Labour MP Eric Illsley has the cheek to pretend he will be able to properly represent his constituents while fighting to keep himself out of jail. Guido has waited for this moment for a very a long time.

He might even find the time to go watch…




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