With 36 year-old Tory Chris Kelly quitting parliament after just one term, a parliamentary counterpart has observed he is among nine 2010 intake MPs to jump. While Kelly has declined to offer a reason — a lack of advancement in the Commons and a considerable salary boost on offer at his dad’s truck company, for which he was moonlighting while […]

Announcing she is to become a US citizen, constituency-abandoning Louise Mensch has left the door open to running for political office in America: “You never rule anything out. But I’ve got no plans whatsoever in that direction.”  “It’s five years to citizenship. Goodness knows what, if anything, I will be doing by then.” Her refusal to say […]

While Tories and their neo-McCarthyite cheerleaders would have us believe that all union-backed candidates are imposed by a machine against the wishes of activists, they conveniently forget the Conservatives’ own policy of forcing candidates such as Louise Mensch (then Bagshawe) and Adam Rickitts, pictured above, on local associations. From 2006, Tories in target seats were obligated to select their candidates from a […]

Presenting Louise Mensch, columnist for the Sunday Sun: The idea that Mr. Murdoch should reappear before the CMS committee is hysterical nonsense. The tape does him credit, in fact. — Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) July 4, 2013   Defending Murdoch for saying that phone hacking was “next to nothing”, Corby’s leading expatriot is certainly fulfilling the […]

In his new book, political defector Luke Bozier has spilled the beans on the back-of-a-New-York-taxi phone call in which former his business partner and former Tory MP Louise Mensch cut him dead. She has just seen the salacious hacked contents of his email and would shortly report him to the police: Mensch: Don’t come anywhere near me. You’re […]