iDave's fervent hope that he'd be able to draw a line under it after the election and yet here his Coalition of the Not-quite-winners and the Complete Fucking Losers is being tested within days. Caroline Spelman's reputation is being Stained.
It started off ominously enough:
For over ten years the new Secretary of State, along with her husband, lobbied the very department she now runs. Caroline resigned as a director less than a year ago and conveniently transferred her share of the company to her husband. The company address was also changed from her constituency home, for which Spelman claimed around £40,000 on expenses for cleaning and bills, to their million pound London flat. According to the company accounts last year, no rent was paid on this “office” subsidised by the taxpayers.
Mmm. Not rats to be smelled there, then! But of course, you just knew it wasn't going to end there:
“Mark Spelman is a managing director at Accenture, the firm that developed the online system that delivers subsidy payments to farmers. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) awarded Accenture a £35m seven-year contract to develop new and more efficient systems in 2003. Accenture was appointed to develop and deliver the new system over two years and then provide ongoing support for the remaining five years.”
The disastrous Accenture deal that ended up costing £350 million is due to expire this year. Guess who is in charge of deciding if it is renewed?
Ahhh. Definitely no rats to be smelled there!
So, we've had a week before the Tories have revealed themselves to be exactly the same thieving, greedy, duplicitous cunts as Labour. Well ... we knew it from the expenses scandal, but iDave must be shitting himself at this little clusterfuck.
And if he'd just accepted the warning from the nannygate scandal and given Spelman the heave-ho at the time, none of this rumbling would be threatening his honeymoon with Nick. I can only assume she knows where the bodies are buried.
Still, you massively-foreheaded cunt, let that be a fucking lesson to you.
Not that you'll listen.