Damian Green: I Did Nothing Inappropriate to Kate Maltby

An unrepentant Damian Green tells the Today programme he still believes he was never inappropriate to Kate Maltby and his text about her corset was just “a joke”. Put the shovel away…

mdi-timer 20th February 2018 @ 8:33 am 20th Feb 2018 @ 8:33 am mdi-comment Comments
Labour MPs Back Brendan Cox

Brendan Cox is “showing how he’s going to change” says Jess Phillips, while Lucy Powell says “good for” him for “reflecting”.

Compare and contrast with how they went after Toby Young over some tweets.

mdi-timer 18th February 2018 @ 10:23 am 18th Feb 2018 @ 10:23 am mdi-comment Comments
“Paying For Pleasure” on Oxfam Online Shop

Available on the Oxfam online book store this afternoon, “Paying for Pleasure: Men Who Buy Sex”.

“Drawing on original empirical data with men who buy sex, this book takes a fresh look at the relationships clients have with female sex workers… Managing secrecy, stigma and the consumption of intimacy takes this book into some of the more challenging theoretical areas of masculinity”

Anyone at Oxfam able to provide any “empirical data” on “managing secrecy” and the “more challenging theoretical areas of masculinity”?

mdi-timer 12th February 2018 @ 4:27 pm 12th Feb 2018 @ 4:27 pm mdi-comment Comments
Jewish Labour Chair Accused of Financial Misconduct as Tory Chief Mired in Cover Up

Belter of a story breaking over on the Jewish Chronicle – they’ve got hold of an audit into the conduct of Labour candidate and Jewish Labour Movement chair Jeremy Newmark, accusing him of deceiving the Jewish Leadership Council charity out of tens of thousands of pounds. The JC says the report alleges misuse of funds, misleading charities about the cost of projects and claiming inappropriate expenses, including claims that Newmark:

  • Put holidays and VIP transport for himself, his wife and their children on expenses
  • Withdrew thousands of pounds of unaccounted for cash on JLC credit and debit cards while failing to provide receipts
  • Paid his wife’s events consultancy firm more than £36,000
  • Leased a new BMW worth £46,000, to which he fixed his own personal number plate

Newmark denies the allegations.

Perhaps even more damaging are the allegations of a cover-up. The paper claims the JLC’s trustees, including Tory chief executive Mick Davies, kept Newmark’s alleged conduct secret when they found out. JC Editor Stephen Pollard writes:

“The trustees of the JLC took it upon themselves to bury all the evidence, going out of their way to keep it secret and ensure that the community was not allowed to know the truth about one of its most prominent figures.”

Looks pretty bad…

mdi-timer 8th February 2018 @ 11:27 am 8th Feb 2018 @ 11:27 am mdi-comment Comments
“Do You Want Some C*ck?” Jo Swinson’s #MeToo Moment

Reminder that the LibDems are in no way exempt from the Pestminster scandal

mdi-timer 29th January 2018 @ 3:31 pm 29th Jan 2018 @ 3:31 pm mdi-comment Comments
Damian Green Still Blogging About His ‘Commons Touch’

Damian Green is still blogging under the title ‘Commons Touch’; his pieces also go out as a newsletter under the same title. Time for a refresh?

mdi-timer 18th January 2018 @ 5:31 pm 18th Jan 2018 @ 5:31 pm mdi-comment Comments
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