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.”

Sounds cosy…

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  1. Williamson should perhaps reflect on the fact that no party has damaged Britain’s defences in the past thirty years to the same extent as the Tory Party.

    I don’t recall senior officers ever complaining to a Labour government that their cuts had left the Armed Forces unable to defend the nation.

  2. The hypocrisy of all in this tory cabinet is beyond belief. Don’t they realise we no longer live in an age where mainstream media is the only source of news and information?? Don’t they realise there’s people like myself. I’m 60 politically aware from a very young age and followed Corbyns career from very early days. It’s hilarious when they refer to Corbyn as a terrorist sympathiser. Does the name Maria Maguire ring any bells?? Former member of the provisional IRA and used to celebrate when innocent people were murdered by IRA bombs and shot with IRA firearms. She’s a tory councillor

  3. By 89 that country was a republic and then became two different countries. That tells me JC if he was there ,was for talks. Would love to know what this cretin is going to be up to with the Russians!!!!

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