Scrapbook’s hypocrite of the day award undoubtedly goes to Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.
Williamson took time out of a Nato meeting in Brussels today to try to breath life into the Sun’s attempt to whip-up a scandal about Jeremy Corbyn’s meeting with a diplomat from a country that doesn’t exist anymore in 1986. He said:
“Jeremy Corbyn has never had Britain’s interests at heart. Time and time again he has sided with those who want to destroy everything that is great about this country, whether it is sympathising with terrorists, backing rogue regimes, or cosying up to those who want to inflict pain and misery on the British people.”
An interesting choice of words for a man who, it was revealed at the weekend, is to entertain the wife of a former Putin crony to raise money for the Conservative party.
This week’s Mail on Sunday revealed:
“The wife of one of Vladimir Putin’s former cronies has given the Conservative Party £30,000 to dine with Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.
“The donation by Lubov Chernukhin, who is married to a former Russian deputy finance minister, comes a fortnight after Mr Williamson said a Russian cyber attack on Britain’s electricity supply could kill thousands.
“Mr Williamson will give Mrs Chernukhin a tour of Churchill’s War Rooms in Whitehall and host a dinner for her and a group of her friends there after she made two successful bids at last week’s Conservative Black and White Ball.”