— Sunday with Paterson (@RidgeOnSunday) November 5, 2017
The Sunday papers are gearing up for some career critical revelations. Ironically it will be the fifth of November on Sunday when the fireworks go off. In the Guido Fawkes newsroom we’re running a sweepstake on how many more MPs will be suspended or resigned from positions by the end of Monday…
Lord Sewell‘s coke and hookers help the Sun on Sunday extend its lead over the MoS as Britain’s best selling Sunday:
Sun on Sunday 1,545,244 (+5.37%)
Mail on Sunday 1,425,840 (-0.57%)
Sunday Mirror 813,023 (-0.34%)
Sunday Times 763,521 (-0.14%)
Sunday Express 380,185 (+0.98%)
Sunday Telegraph 372,346 (-0.61%)
Sunday People 311,437 (-1.54%)
Daily Star Sunday 262,372 (+1.75%)
The Observer 188,312 (-0.51%)
Up 5% month on month…
Mail on Sunday scoop in full here. You had to wonder what they were smoking at the Co-Op, and now we know…
It’s all over for Tim Yeo. The Energy and Climate Change select committee chairman has been stung by the Sunday Times, offering to become a paid advocate for a fake firm for £7,000-a-day.
“The reporters approached Yeo posing as representatives of a solar energy company offering to hire him as a paid advocate to push for new laws to boost its business for a fee of £7,000 a day. He told them he could commit to at least one day a month, despite the fact that he already held four private jobs and was in negotiations to take a further two. Setting out what he could offer, the MP said: “If you want to meet the right people, I can facilitate all those introductions and I can use the knowledge I get from what is quite an active network of connections.” Asked if that extended to government figures, Yeo replied: “Yes.” The House of Commons code of conduct forbids members from acting as paid advocates, including by lobbying ministers. Yeo also said he could help them by guiding them on submitting evidence to his own committee, which he described as “a good way of getting your stuff on the map”.”
Confirming what we knew all along: Yeo is one of parliament’s most shameless Honorable Members. Guido has hunted him for years, you can read all this blog’s stories on Yeo here. Westminster is for sale…
UPDATE: Funny that he mentions his “active network”, on Newsnight a couple of years ago Guido accused Yeo of of abusing his position as an MP to facilitate a green investment network. He threatened to sue…
Cheeky. Interesting for the lawyers too. This one will run and run.
Meanwhile the Sunday Telegraph reports Patrick Mercer convinced Keith Vaz, Valerie Vaz, Julien Brazier, Mark Field and Fabian Hamilton to join his Fiji APPG. And the Sunday Times has stung Lords Laird, Cunningham & MacKenzie.
“Lord Cunningham, Lord Mackenzie of Framwellgate and Lord Laird offered to become paid advocates for a firm pushing for new laws to benefit its business. They also said they could set up an all party parliamentary group as a lobbying vehicle.”
No wonder Labour were so quiet on Friday.