Cabinet minister Francis Maude’s verdict on the cash-for-access scandal on the Today Programme this morning (click orange play button below):
“This is a bit of nonsense.”
Despite previous bluster on transparency, Maude steadfastly refused to reveal who has had intimate dinners at David Cameron’s Downing Street flat — even when they are Conservative Party donors.
“This will be the most transparent and accountable government in the world.”
With millionaire Maude’s repeated references to “supper” at Number 10, however, at least we’ve learned one thing today:
Does Francis Maude suppose Cameron’s taxpayer-funded grace and favour apartment is equivalent to a private home?