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Baroness Scotland Investigated By The Bar Standards Board

By Tory Aardvark

The story of Baroness Scotland and her illegal worker has been running for some time now. The Labour Government have as usual applied the double standards it uses to protect it’s own; ordinary people who fall foul of the Attorney General’s own laws get prosecuted, she has merely made a mistake understanding a law she personally pushed through on to the statue books.

If you need a quick reminder about the story so far click here

The Law Giver

Baroness Scotland

The Bar Standards Board is the barrister’s watchdog and is investigating the Baroness following complaints that she brought the profession into disrepute.

There are still a number of unanswered questions regarding the existence of a second passport, paying the illegal worker in cash and now there are allegations of theft from the illegal worker’s home.

Anyone with honour would have resigned by now, but as there is no honour or integrity in Gordon Brown and his morally and intellectually bankrupt government she is the still the Attorney General.

Gordon Brown – does he really believe his own propaganda

By Tory Aardvark

Gordon Brown predicts strong economic growth in the next 12 months.

Gordon's strong growth for the next 12 months encapsulated

Gordon's strong growth for the next 12 months encapsulated

His remarks have taken most economists by surprise, only last week there were warnings of a double dip recession, Brown then goes on to say the Conservatives are pessimists who plan the biggest cuts in public spending for 30 years that will  prolong the recession and increase unemployment. More nice warm fluffy Labour cuts, as opposed to cruel baby eating Tory cuts, that lie is getting old really fast.

Now in full flow,  Brown then says  that it’s simply not true that tough times lie ahead. Is Brown lying, being less than honest with us or is he simply so far gone he actually believes his own propaganda.

Brown criticses the Conservative economic plans, the IMF on the other hand support the Conservative plans for austerity.

Further bad news for Labour today in the polls which show that the country trusts the Conservatives more with the economy than they do Labour, which considering this latest statement, is it any wonder?

***Updated***
The simply brilliant Mr Nelson, NAILS BROWN again…
As noted in the Speccie. “This is why Gordon Brown can probably be judged the most expensive leader of any Western democracy since the war. The costs of his arrogance, misjudgments and rank incompetence will be with us for years, perhaps decades, to come.” he says.

Baroness Scotland The Heat Is Back On

By Tory Aardvark

This is not proving the best weekend ever for the Government, following on from the slow motion car crash that was the Labour Party Conference two of their ministers, who are both QC’s are in trouble with the law again. Yesterday the Deputy Labour Leader was on a mobile phone when she crashed into a parked car. So not only was breaking the law by holding a mobile phone, she drove away from the accident, with out stopping and without giving any of the details required under the 1988 Road Traffic Act.

The lastest revelations in The Mail about Baroness Scotland and her illegal worker concern further alleged breaches of the Law, this time Employment Law.

The housekeeper’s P60 states she was paid £2,913 by Mrs P. J. Mawhinney, the Baroness’s married name, up until April . It also states no tax deductions were made, contravening the Income Tax (PAYE) Regulations 2003

Just How bad was Labour’s conference

By Tory Aardvark

What reduction to 7 points?
What reduction to 7 points?
That's a wrap then
That’s a wrap then

Gulags for Slags, lies and smears just does not wash anymore

Good bye you usless cunch of bunts oops chumps

Labour they just cant help themselves

By Tory Aardvark

Over the last two days we have reported extensively on the possible “glorious return” of Damian McBride, followed by a smear on George Osborne by Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman and then later on where Harman smears and lies in an approved Labour Party recruitment email linking the Conservatives and the BNP

Latest Labour Heavyweight to enter the lies and smears game is David Milliband, who gave his speech to a largely empty as usual conference hall.
The Foreign Secretary spouted this smear “Last week on the BBC, and you should go through the transcript, Eric Pickles, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, explained without a hint of shame that we should not condemn one of their new allies, the ‘For Fatherland and Freedom’ party, who every year celebrate the Latvian Waffen SS with a march past of SS veterans, because they were only following orders.

Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hauge had this to say “David Miliband’s smears are disgraceful and represent a failure of his duty to promote Britain’s interests as Foreign Secretary. He has failed to check his facts. He has just insulted the Latvian Government, most of whose member parties have attended the commemoration of Latvia’s war dead. Just because Latvia is a small country does not give the Foreign Secretary the right to put cheap party spin before the national interest. It is also indecent to allege that
Eric Pickles, who has an admirable record campaigning against anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, was defending the Waffen SS. Mr Miliband should withdraw that suggestion.

The Latvian Govenment’s website includes here an explanation of how the smears being repeated by Miliband et al originate from Soviet propaganda, now that is not the first time in history that Labour have been linked with Soviet propaganda.

Iain Dale on his blog had this to say “It looks like David Miliband sunk into the gutter with his attacks on Conservatives this morning during his speech at the ghost town Labour conference. He accused the Conservatives of consorting with fascists, reckoned Eric Pickles was somehow defending the Waffen SS and that Michael Kaminski is an anti semite. Pretty strong stuff for a man in charge of British diplomacy. It’s also further evidence of the desperate tactics he is deploying in order to keep himself in the post election leadership race. William Hague isn’t best pleased

Harriet Harman Labour Attack Bitch

By Tory Aardvark

As Damian McBride is a man and known as one of Labour’s attack dogs, then in line with the prevailing climate of political correctness it would be totally accurate to describe Harriet Harman as Labour’s attack bitch, as she is most definitely female in gender.

Earlier today we reported on the Deputy Labour Leaders smears and lies attack on Shadow Chancellor Geroge Osborne. Harman has subsequently tried to laugh it off as humour, but failed to convince anyone. As they say somewhere a bridge is missing it’s T word

In the latest bit of sad political nastiness Harman is signing recruitment emails for the Labour party which link the Conservatives with the BNP

Please note the link is straight to a Labour website (www.labouremail.org.uk) so it really is straight from the Harpie’s mouth

Remember Hazel Blears?

By Tory Aardvark

Attack of the 50" troughing chipmunk

Attack of the 50 inch troughing chipmunk

Updated April 9th 2010

The troughing chipmunk is back as the candidate for Salford and Eccles and has started campaigning

Labour Lies and Smears start afresh

By Tory Aardvark

Earlier on today we blogged about the possible glorious return of Damain McBride to the Labour Party’s smear and lies machine.
Latest news looks like there could be more than a grain of truth in this.

Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman in her speech today made references to David Cameron giving fox hunting to everyone, following on from this class war howler, she turned on George Osborne and said “He would do away with Surestart and replace it with a lap dancing club in every community”

Scantily Clad Harpie

Scantily Clad Harpie

Georger Osborne was a target for sex smears in the Labour Smeargate campaign orchestrated by Draper, Collins and McBride.

Harman is now trying to write this off as a joke, but consider this you are deputy leader of a party that has been abandoned by a newspaper that has supported you for 12 years, Leader’s make or break speech “Gulags for Slags” has crashed and burned, and even the grand dame of Labour propaganda Tuscan property magnate Polly Toynbee says it’s all over.

What have Harman and Labour got left to lose?

The Guardian speculates about “glorious return” of Damian McBride

By Tory Aardvark

Maybe those left wing hacks at The Gruaniad didn’t take too kindly to Gordon breaking bread with those nasty baby eaters at The Telegraph, the stories appearing since Leader’s coma inducing speech today, have not really been that positive.

Firstly there was the truth behind the ID card shame that HJ has already blogged on

Then this lttle gem got dug up in The Guardian, yet again:

“Ergo Labour falling the wrong side of the tribalist/pluralist divide I wrote about yesterday, precious little movement on the fashionable issue of reinventing the state, and the glorious return of Damian McBride (possibly). Thinktank-man was depressed at the prospect. I can’t say I blame him.” more from John Harris

All three of the editors at Tory A have already been subjected to lies and smears – the usual paedophile references, and we are proud to announce that this blog has also been referred to as obscene. I will admit the odd typo does slip through, but obscene?

They do say the only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about.

Chris Grayling accuses Brown of attempting to “whitewash” Baroness Scotland’s employment of illegal housekeeper

By Tory Aardvark

This story keeps rumbling ever onwards as Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling has today written to Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson:
I am writing to you concerning the investigation by the Borders Agency into Baroness Scotland. You will be aware that the investigation was concluded within forty eight hours of the story about her housekeeper first breaking, and that the Agency ruled that she had inadvertently broken the rules for those who employ migrant workers.

“This investigation appears to have been concluded with a speed that is almost unprecedented for such inquiries, and the Agency appears to have reached its conclusion without carrying out a detailed interview with the housekeeper herself. Furthermore the employee’s evidence, as now published in the media, appears to directly contradict that given by Baroness Scotland.

“Given this, it seems extraordinary that the Border Agency appears to have carried out such a cursory inquiry, and reached its conclusions so quickly.

“Can I urge you to reopen the inquiry into Baroness Scotland, and also to carry out a full internal investigation into how this enquiry was handled last week. Can I also ask you to clarify what role Ministers had in the inquiry process, either in setting its remit, in briefings or discussions with Borders Agency officials, or in mandating other Departmental officials to make representations to the Borders Agency about the investigation.

“I am sure that you appreciate the importance of clearing things up and resolving this matter once and for all, but also that the process is thorough and treats Baroness Scotland in exactly the same way as any other employer.”

Chris Grayling Shadow Home Secretary

Chris Grayling Shadow Home Secretary

Previously Chris Grayling has issued this statement:

“This unedifying row just underlines why Baroness Scotland’s position is now completely untenable. But it also raises huge question marks over the way the Home Office and the Prime Minister have handled the case. The Home Office rushed through an investigation without listening to all the evidence, and the Prime Minister exonerated Lady Scotland before the housekeeper had even been questioned. This is increasingly looking like an attempted whitewash that has gone badly wrong.”

You are not alone there Chris, Patricia Scotland is not only above her own laws, she is also protected by the highest echlons of Labour power who WILL stop at nothing to ensure she stays in her job.
The speed at which the rules on peers expenses were U turned is nothing short of amazing.
Today for the first time the resolve to keep defending the Baroness showed the first signs of cracking, with Jack Straw’s last ditch defence of “sexism”, the old and worn out Labour ploy of suffixing a word with “ism” or “ist”.

If indeed there has been a cover up or whitewash then should not those complict in the cover up be brought to account along with the Baroness?