The credibility of safe seat Tory candidate Alan Mak seems to be plumbing new depths on an almost hourly basis. The latest development is that he appears to have grossly misled voters about heading up a “department” at elite Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance.
Scrapbook’s investigation into Tory candidate Alan ‘Walter Mitty’ Mak has now splashed the local paper down in Hampshire — with a front page story placing his dodgy quotes and fantastic claims of business success under the microscope.
There seems to be something of a difference of opinion among the tenants of 202 Exeter Street.
Picture: Jake May
The wheels haven’t come off the Tory machine — but their is now audible creaking along with signs that discipline is breaking down.
First up, a top Tory donor describes the campaign as “useless” to Andrew Neil (this went viral last night):
Spoke to major Tory donor tonight. "Tory campaign useless. Cameron's heart not in it. Not looking good".
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) April 21, 2015
From former Children’s Laureate (and current socialist) Michael Rosen:
Grant Shapps is several chaps. People in the media think he fiddled wikipedia. Grant Shapps never lies. He mistakenly over firmly denies.
— Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) April 22, 2015
A figure of fun is a very dangerous thing for a politician to be.
Malcolm Rifkind’s presumptive successor as MP for Kensington is off to an uncertain start if her performance at a recent Age UK hustings is anything to go by.