As the world media focus on ‘Dirty Harry’s’ disgraceful interviews, Westminster seizes an opportunity to “bury bad news” about MPs outrageous outside earnings and most especially Theresa May’s £2.5 million pay topup since the last election
At 2.55pm BST on 11th September 2001, after both World Trade Center towers had been hit by aircraft propelled by Jihadists, Jo Moore, the then advisor and press officer of Stephen Byers, the then Transport, Local Government and Regions Secretary, thought it appropriate to send an email. It read: “It’s now a very good day to get out anything we want to bury. Councillors’ expenses?”
Inevitably given 2,996 died that day including the 19 hijackers, Moore’s calculating communication ended up being leaked by someone no doubt quite rightly appalled at its contents and subsequently, it emerged that she’d had the gall to do it again in 2002.
After Princess Margaret died on 9th February and prior to her funeral on 15th February that year at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on 13th February 2002, an email chain emerged between her and Martin Sixsmith, the then director of communications at Network Rail, in which it was remarked: “Princess Margaret is being buried [on Friday]. I will absolutely not allow anything else to be.”
Last night at 10.35pm BST, just after a ninety-minute interview with Prince Harry (AKA ‘Dirty Harry’ yet again now) – conducted by a close chum, Tom Bradby, who gave him the easiest of rides and didn’t ask any truly difficult questions of his dimwitted dunce mate of many years – splashed across news channels across the globe, a bit of ‘Jo Moore-ing’ was clearly underway at Westminster and headline information that would otherwise have been “tomorrow’s shockers” on any other day were quickly “given out.”
As featured in an expose by The Steeple Times back in November last year – when nobody else in the press seemed to want to ask pertinent questions about what was actually shockingly going on when Theresa May outrageously took money to speak in the place of questionable human rights that is Saudi Arabia – last night’s ‘little leak’ centred on the outside earnings of the grasping grabbers that are British Members of Parliament.
On any other day, a Sky News and Tortoise Media investigation that revealed that in total – in the last three years since the last general election – the 650 Members of Parliament that sit in the House of Commons have taken £183 million ($222 million, €208 million or درهم816 million) “in the form of second jobs, donations, free trips and hospitality, all from private sources,” would be front page news and enough to cause ‘Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells’ types everywhere to have full-on coronaries.
Of their revelations, shared in an article late last night by Tortoise’s Catherine Neilan and Giles Whittell, the most amazing was that it was not the notoriously greedy former Prime Minister Boris Johnson who’d raked in the most to take top place for “side hustles,” but in fact she famed for being “naughty” by “wandering in wheat fields,” Theresa May. The Member for Maidenhead raked in over £2.5 million ($3 million, €2.8 million or درهم11.1 million) on top of her £85,000 ($103,000, €97,000 or درهم379,000) parliamentary salary.
Of the astounding £107,600 ($130,600, €122,300 or درهم480,000) payment, Lady May received from the World Travel and Tourism Council for the aforementioned likely very short speech in Saudi Arabia, the Belfast Telegraph later added: “[She took this for a speech in] a country she blocked ministers and officials from visiting following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”
In 2003, Jo Moore resigned. Supposedly, she’s now a teacher, but whether she teaches the “art of communication” is unknown. If she does, perhaps Prince Harry might want to apply for lessons as he and his harridan handler wife could learn an awful lot from such. In addition, maybe it’s time for Lady May to get in on another “money sluice;” maybe, just maybe she out to go into business with Ms Moore also.
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Pictured Top – The Right Honourable Lady May MP is quite happy to take Saudi wonga (and honours and millions more elsewhere) in spite of her £85,000 parliamentary salary and expense allowance; he who wanted to be “private” Prince Harry is quite happy to take millions in wonga from Netflix, Penguin Random House and Spotfiy (amongst others) to spill his guts whilst denigrating the reputations of his stepmother and his very own brother.
Twitter reacts to Tom Bradby’s toady interview…
The British public were shocked and stunned undoubtedly last night as they watched the Duke of Sussex bang on about everyone but himself being to blame for his predicament to his mate Tom Bradby on ITV1 last night.
Whilst the majority who reacted on Twitter were outraged, a few of his PR peddling fanatics and others did offer supportive words and encouragement.
A selection of the missives shared follows: