The Tories’ so-called ‘Minister for the Northern Powerhouse’ has been forced to defend himself after Scrapbook and others accused him of being ineffectual — and effectively going into hiding after the Tories ditched election promises on rail improvements in the North.
With the financial interests of new MPs published for the first time, the supposed ‘investment group’ founded by Tory Alan Mak is revealed to have ceased trading after little more than a year — dealing yet another blow to the credibility of the party’s answer to Walter Mitty.
Parliamentary officials attempted to censor the media from reporting on a protest by disability activists — banning them from filming it or even speaking into their microphones.
The most awkward Boris moment ever at the State of London Debate earlier this evening:
A Tory councillor could be facing a massive bill for replacement dentures — after being accused of striking an elderly UKIP candidate in the face.
Cllr Penny Jackman was arrested on suspicion of the assault of 75 year-old Mike Beggs but not charged — so her ‘victim’ is pursuing a civil case after claiming damage to his four tooth bridge and sleepless nights.
Cllr Jackman refused to quit her role on New Forest District Council and tried to describe the incident as a private matter — despite it occurring at an, errrr, local by-election count in front of shocked observers:
“I really regret my outburst. I wish I hadn’t done it.”
A two day hearing scheduled for today has been delayed because no judge was available.
Perhaps a good case for Michael Gove to cite in his new crusade against judicial waste?