Daily Archives: June 17, 2009

Jim Pickard

The BBC is reporting that Brian Binley will not repay his expense claims even if asked to by David Cameron. The Tory MP is under pressure after renting a flat from his own company.

This raises the interesting prospect of Binley losing the party whip, which is the ultimate punishment if he is ordered by the party’s scrutiny panel to pay the money back and refuses to do so. 

Jim Pickard

He had been ridiculed and forced from his grandiose office. Not surprisingly, Michael Martin wanted to send a message to his critics in his parting speech. 

Jim Pickard

Gordon Brown really believes his “Mr 10 per cent” jibe at David Cameron is working. He really, really, really wants it to work. And he spent PMQs trying to hammer home the point. Again. Again. And Again. 

Jim Pickard

Unison is unhappy with Labour and threatening to withdraw funding

Patrick Hennessy is bemused by Labour’s newfound resilience in the opinion polls