The destination for parliamentary bag carriers hunting their next assignment, visitors to the W4MP website were left scratching their heads at the mysterious advert from a “senior Conservative Frontbench MP” posted earlier today. With the employers’ submission form stating that “We do not accept ads from un-named MPs or organisations”, advertisers on the free Westminster jobs […]

One of the Conservative Party’s top fundraiser can be linked to a group of controversial tax schemes which have seen some investors — such as footballer Michael Owen — forced to repay millions of pounds to HMRC. Formerly Britain’s leading tobacco lobbyist, Tim Lord is now an officer of the United and Cecil Club — a highly secretive organisation bankrolled by anonymous […]

George Osborne visits the ultra-marginal of Southampton Itchen to promote the government’s pension reforms and pose with a candidate who sounds like a packet of crisps. All is going according to plan … With Conservative candidate @royston_smith at a pension workshop in Southampton. We believe people should be trusted with their pensions — George Osborne […]

A conspicuously tight schedule of media rounds after the Autumn Statement last December saw George Osborne pop up at a JCB factory in Staffordshire before miraculously re-appearing back in London. Transparency data released by the Treasury reveals that this set piece was only possible because the heavy machinery manufacturer — who have donated millions of pounds […]

Under-price sell off could have cost taxpayer billions Government offered certain firms a ‘priority’ deal Fidelity Worldwide gave £975,000 to Conservative Party Hedge fund run by Osborne’s best man also cleaned up One of the ‘priority investors’ offered cut-price shares in the government’s botched privatisation of Royal Mail are a major donor to the Conservative Party. […]

Largest food bank operator report 50% rise in users Government claiming benefit claim processing has improved But Osborne deliberately introduced seven-day delay With the number of people using food banks rising 50% in the last year, the government are indignant at the suggestion that their policies have anything to do with it. The BBC reports: […]

Osborne’s university friend Peter Davies was his best man Davies’ hedge fund bought £50m share now worth nearly £86m Lansdowne Partners made £100m from financial crash Ex-boss given knighthood after £500,000 Tory donation George Osborne’s best man heads up a hedge fund which has secured profits of £36m from the privatisation of Royal Mail in under […]