Archive for grant shapps
From The Independent: There are a string of things we [the Conservatives] want to do and can’t do because we are in coalition. Indeed. And good.
Talking of the idea that Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps will offer the Liberal Democrats party funding reform in return for Parliamentary boundary changes (a non-starter, as it happens), Nick Clegg said in Parliament today: I suppose, Mr Speaker, finally that’s a get rich quick scheme that he’s prepared to put his name to. Ouch.
1. Running away from Michael Crick rarely works. 2. Running away from Michael Crick whilst he has a camera crew in tow even more rarely works. 3. Running away from Michael Crick into the wrong room and then having to turn around and walk back past the camera even more rarely works. 4. Running away [...]
PR Week has the story: ‘We are setting out clear rules banning councils using taxpayers’ cash to lobby government and this includes publicity stalls at conferences,’ [Local Government Minister Grant] Shapps said. He also called for councils to disclose how much taxpayers’ money is being spent on overall comms. Although I have been very critical [...]
A quick update on my post about Brighton Green councillor Jason Kitcat, who is facing disciplinary action over putting footage of a council meeting up on YouTube. He’s posted the latest news over on his blog, and it is good to see that he is getting support from across the political spectrum: ConservativeHome’s local government [...]
Headline from the Welwyn & Hatfield Times pretty much says it all, though long-term LDV readers may also be interested in Grant Shapps’s involvement: A FORMER councillor who branded Liberal Democrat policy as a bigger danger to children than a baby rapist has said sorry. Sam Smith had caused uproar after posting comments on an internet forum [...]
Sit back, kick off your shoes and enjoy a quality piece of political timing. Day One: Conservative by-election candidate and county councillor John Howell misses two key votes on a proposed so-called eco-town in Oxfordshire. Day Two: Conservative MP Grant Shapps speaks out against eco-towns in Parliament saying what an important issue it is. But presumably not […]
Hey ho, here’s the story from The Times: The scale of secret cash links between senior Conservatives and wealthy backers was revealed yesterday after George Osborne was told that he should have declared how his office was being funded. The Shadow Chancellor was the subject of a parliamentary investigation after it emerged that he failed […]
… because I’ve nothing really to add to Alex’s excellent piece, other than to say, “Oh dear BBC, you really did get your story horribly wrong, didn’t you?”