The whole of Chris Davies' rant to the Lib Dem conference yesterday. My oh my there could be some embarrassment for the Liberal Democrats over this! As discussed yesterday. Chris Davies MEP DOES own up to his diversion of travel expenses to party political donations. Chris Davies MEP DOES make it clear that he pays a good deal of rent and so on on premises shared with the regional office of his cash-strapped party. And Chris Davies MEP DOES list the workers he pays and their salary ranges. Even if some of them may later turn up in the courts for this and that and the other he doesn't hide his arrangements.
This may be why he is said to be not very fond at all of the disgraceful Sir Cyril Smith MBE and the less than transparent PR Paul Rowen MP.
Rowen's deflections over bananas are not fooling anyone. Tell us about your rental arrangements. Tell us about the tithe you pay. Tell us about the Town Hall tithes driving councillors to defect. Tell us why there are no accounts. Tell us why there are few recorded donations ... but money slushing about. Tell us about TV Services £9.99. And the rest.
Come on Paul Rowen! Do as the saintly Chris Davies MEP suggests. Tell us all about your arrangements. How you have come by more than £1 million of tax payers' money and how you have gone on to spend that money.
And yes, those Corinya and other links too. Tell us everything.
STOP PRESS: The Parliamentary authorities have finally revealed to LOL, following a FOIA request, that Paul Rowen has had FOUR items he tried to claim knocked back. The first two of these in 05-06 and 06-07 add up to around £2000 and one of them is documented, albeit in redacted form. The two later try-ons in 07-08 are not quantified but we do know that whatever amount they were for they were thrown out as impermissible types of expenditure. PR expenditure by the look of it. More anon.
Still waiting for FOIA disclosures from Rochdale MBC related to the child abuse, child sex and child prostitution hell hole that was Knowl View. More anon on that too.