Excerpts from the most cringeworthy Grant Shapps website yet uncovered can tonight be exclusively re-published by Political Scrapbook. Promoting a get-rich-quick guide entitled ‘How To Become Stinking Filthy Rich Online’, the Tory chairman made a series of toe-curling boasts about his own wealth — while posing for pictures in his convertible sports car and private plane.
Operating under his pseudonym Michael Green to plug a ‘toolkit’ which ‘should rightfully sell for $100,000’, the internet marketer claimed in August 2004 — just nine months before he would become an MP:
“you will still have spotted the photographs which provide iron-clad proof that my online marketing principles work! Go ahead and put yourself in my shoes. I’m practically handing you the opportunity to enjoy my kind of lifestyle on a plate!
The website — which was hosted at HowToBecomeStinkingRichOnline.com — provides scant details of the actual product being sold before launching into a series of ridiculous boasts about Shapps “lifestyle”. His car even has a fridge in it.
While we all get to have a good laugh, things are getting serious for Shapps:
He is now facing legal action from a constituent who he threatened to sue after his ‘Michael Green’ pseudonym was referenced on Facebook.