I think the interesting thing about the whole Grant Shapps imbroglio is that we have become strangely inured to all the sleaze stories that we hear about our politicians. As Tom Pride points out, once upon a time this would have been a resigning issue. But as Jeremy Hunt and all the expenses fiddlers can testify, that doesn’t appear to the case anymore. As long as you are willing to brazen it out (or enough of you are guilty of the same thing) then you can get away with it. It’s sad that all our politicians, of whatever hue, appear to be so corrupt and (corruptible). And of course, this piece points out far removed from reality the Bullingdon Boys running our country are from reality. “Amusement park” indeed.
(This is not satire – it’s true)
Believe it or not, the newly-promoted co-chairman of the Tory Party, Grant Shapps, has called the recession ‘an amusement ride’.
Obviously when people are actually struggling to feed their families, he wouldn’t dare say such an outrageous thing under his own name for fear it would affect his party’s electoral prospects – so he didn’t.
He said it under a pseudonym, Michael Green, instead.
Michael Green refers to himself as ‘a successful online marketer’, ‘marketing guru’ and states ‘his wealth is such that he actually flies his very own personal plane and also lives in a fabulous mansion’.
But Grant Shapps, the Tory Party co-chairman, has admitted Michael Green is the pseudonym he uses to separate his business activities (which by the way are having some serious difficulties at the moment) from his political activities.
Mr Green/Shapps has produced what he calls…
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