Have you heard of Ben Elliot? The Tories’ ‘money man’ is a ‘high-society operator’ installed by Boris Johnson in 2019 as co-chair to ensure the party was bankrolled at the last election, is wealthy today and will be well into the future
The pathetic thing about this story is that the amounts of money the "big donors" give the Tories is tiny compared with their wealth and also tiny relative to the damage their influence can do to tax policy, environmental policy etc.
By contrast to Ben Elliot, Boris Johnson is widely seen by senior Tories as useless at raising money. Says one former colleague: he ‘detests’ asking for cash and is delighted to leave the fundraising work to Elliot
Apparently these very rich people giving lots of money to the Tories have no influence on government policy In other news: pigs can fly and the earth is flat...
Boris Johnson tells us he wants no child to be more than 15 minutes away from a football pitch. The Tories' cuts have closed over 700 council football pitches since 2010.
I see some Tories are calling for a sentence of ten years in jail if you scrawl paint on a monument (that can be washed off) Average sentence for rape is 8 years. Good to see they’re getting their priorities right.