As far as the Tories are concerned, opposition whip Tom Blenkinsop will be earning himself a reputation as one of the most irritatingly tenacious members of the Commons. And having seen his name on the order paper for PMQs, David Cameron rushed him a terse responses on various issues he had been doing his best to ignore.
One of these, raised yet again in PMQs today, was the case of a councillor invited to a Downing Street reception — when Conservative Party officials knew full well that he was wanted in connection with a murder in Pakistan:
But what Cameron’s officials didn’t tell him was that Cllr Abdul Aziz had defected to the Tories … after being suspended by the Labour Party over the allegations against him, which he denies. The PM parroted this line in PMQs earlier — misleading MPs:
Cameron misleads House in his response. Councillor in question was suspended by Labour before crossing floor to Tories #PMQs
— Political Scrapbook (@PSbook) January 8, 2014
The letter contains further evidence of the hilariously sloppy Number 10 operation in the form of a response to a question on Tory donors:
“No influence on policy”, eh? Scrapbook would like some of whatever Dave is on: