Nearly a year after Scrapbook challenged Luke Bozier’s somewhat dubious CV claims, yesterday’s Sunday Times showed the penny may finally be dropping when it comes to the “senior Blairite adviser”. In a break with the media’s previous lack of curiosity regarding the claimed Blair links of Bozier, who was recently arrested over child porn allegations, the paper reported:
“The Sunday Times has established that far from being a senior aide to Blair, Bozier … held a junior position at Labour’s headquarters at Millbank for just eight months.”
It wasn’t long before the Mail jumped on the bandwagon of enlightenment with a similar piece crediting the Sunday Times for the discovery of Bozier’s bogus claims. Newspapers and onine outlets have spent months describing variously as a “Blairite former Labour official”, “former aide to Blair” and “e-campaigns manager for Tony Blair” with no qualification whatsoever.
Yesterday’s Sunday Times piece did bring fresh amusement, however, forcing the sometimes business partner of Louise Mensch to concede in public that his “Silicon Valley-backed start-up company Municipo” had, errr, received no investment from Silicon Valley. He told the paper:
“Silicon Valley backing comes in various forms, one of which is mentorship and support”
It seems Bozier’s determination to become famous has finally paid off, though perhaps not in the way he had hoped.