Daily Archives: September 22, 2009

Jim Pickard

Lord Ashcroft, one of the Tories’ biggest donors (and deputy chairman), yesterday took a majority stake in Conservativehome, the grassroots website which often acts as a thorn in the side of the party leadership. Tim Montgomerie, who runs the site, has insisted there will be no editorial interference.

I hadn’t realised that Stephan Shakespeare, founder of the site, had also sold the majority of PoliticsHome to Ashcroft. Read more

Jim Pickard

It could be worse for the Attorney-General. Not only has the UK Border Agency only fined her £5,000 (against an expected £10,000) but it has accepted her claim that she did check the documents of her (illegal immigrant) employee. Her mistake was the failure to keep those papers.

Here is their statement: Read more