How very ironic. PR Paul Rowen MP is simultaneously pretending to be humble and bragging about his "clean bill of health" from the arse-kicking Legg whose focus on horny handed blue collar cleaners and gardeners looks like a boon for the white collar mortgage brokers.
And where did Rowen do his ever so 'umble humbug grand standing? Why, on Rochdale Online, of course. And why is this interesting?
Leaving aside for a moment the FACT that Rowen's direct accommodation expenses i.e. mortgage interest, stamp duty, lawyers and surveyors were (a) not examined by Legg and (b) around TWICE as high as those of Labour's Jim Dobbin. Leaving that aside. We have the FACT that this CANNOT be considered a "clean bill of health" because all the little Lib Dem crinkles and gimmicks - as coached in a national conspiracy authored by their new campaign director, replacing the last flung out as an allowances cheat - are in all the other allowances categories.
Office rental arrangements that raise eyebrows, printing arrangements and equipment that raise eyebrows, payments to regional office that are quite extraordinary and scarcely explained, political workers on the tax payroll - according to their own audit disclosures, completely ineffective yet expensive adverts in political leaflets effectively subsidising them, a cheeky hoarding at the local sports ground paid for by the fans themselves, and ... wait for it ... a contract given to the very same Rochdale Online to produce his website, that too being paid for by the taxpayers of Rochdale.
Rochdale Online, run by Red Hot Dutch Billionaire Playboy Muckographer and Bentleyboy Malcolm Porn-O, being even more biased against Rowen's opponents AFTER getting the tax-payer funded gig, than they already were. Which was bad enough.
Blatantly biased activities including: