ABUSE IN ROTHERHAM
The local MP with a daughter and brother on Rotherham’s children’s committee – who heard nothing about widespread abuse in the town.
CALLED TO ORDURE
Gavel Basher on Tory bruiser John Hayes, the roads minister whose flights of literary allusion in the House seem to be, er, taking the piss quite often.
Paul Staines, aka blogger Guido Fawkes, bids at the Tories’ Black & White fundraiser to go shopping with Theresa May. How’s that for ‘anti-politics’!
LIB DEMS ON HIGH
Meet the wealthy mystery host who paid for hard-up Lib Dems to make a pre-election ‘fiscal announcement’ in the Shard’s 52nd floor Gong bar.
The relationship between Labour and billionaire Boots boss Stefano Pessina, who said a Miliband victory would be catastrophic, was once all hugs and smiles.
Former foreign secretary Jack Straw is the latest ‘right honourable’ member to take a part-time job funded by the unlovely regime in Kazakhstan.
A WIGHT MESS, Pt 94
An aide to expenses-guzzling Isle of Wight Tory MP Andrew Turner issues a classic non-denial denial of our story about attempts to de-select her boss.