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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #90 on: October 12, 2012, 08:03:19 pm »
Another Michael Green story in The Guardian tonight. Surely the first two paragraphs can't be true.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/12/grant-shapps-parliament-michael-green
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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #91 on: October 12, 2012, 10:48:33 pm »
When David Dimbleby asked Sebastian Grant how many people he had to pay back the $200 he replied,

For viewers who are not aware, this was before I was in politics, I used to write business publications under the penname Michael Green."

So HowCome Grant's HowToCorp's generous offer of $20,000 in 20 days was promoted on a website first registered in 2007 (Grant became our MP in 2005)  :icon_scratch:

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2012, 03:05:42 pm »
Another Michael Green story in The Guardian tonight. Surely the first two paragraphs can't be true.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/12/grant-shapps-parliament-michael-green

IF it's not true he should sue for libel.

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2012, 03:22:23 pm »
Has anybody else noticed that Grant Shapps appears to be slowly morphing into Tony Blair?

http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/grant_shapps_has_no_plans_to_become_conservative_party_leader_1_1716742
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #94 on: December 01, 2012, 07:37:16 pm »
Has anybody else noticed that Grant Shapps appears to be slowly morphing into Tony Blair?

Nope, I haven't noticed Grant Scapps becoming an imbecile.
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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #95 on: February 19, 2013, 12:29:32 pm »
The Telegraph's Michael Deacon at the Eastleigh by-election

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Joining her on her door-knocking expedition was Grant Shapps, the Tory party chairman. Both wore dark blue anoraks. Mrs Hutchings’s anorak had her name on it in big letters; Mr Shapps’s was blank. As we know from his former career as an author of pseudonymous get-rich-quick guides, Mr Shapps likes to go by a variety of names, so perhaps he couldn’t decide which one to pick.

Anyway, he seemed ideal for door-knocking: bouncy, good at smiling and laughing and looking interested, and handsome, in a bland, unthreatening sort of way. If his political career falters, he’ll make a fine GMTV presenter.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9878221/Sketch-Maria-Hutchings-sets-Eastleigh-straight.html
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #96 on: May 11, 2015, 09:56:08 pm »
So Grant has been given the big shove then?!
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #97 on: May 11, 2015, 10:55:15 pm »
Poor DfID. 
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #98 on: May 13, 2015, 08:49:32 pm »
I wrote a post about Grant Shapps’s “suitability” for his post in DfID, which was censored by the editor in case my words might invite legal action (presumably by Mr Shapps).

So instead of my words, here are some links to the newspaper articles to which my post referred. No, this isn’t a load of rabid stuff out of the left wing press.  All but one of these links are to openly Tory or currently conservative-leaning newspapers. Just one is to the Guardian, which was the only paper to really cover Shapps punishing attempt to silence his constituent who was correctly revealing that Shapps was making untrue claims not to have had a second job whilst serving as an MP.

The Daily Mail on the way he made his money: Here

The (now Tory supporting) Independent on his position vis a vis his new boss Justine Greening: Here

The independent again on how he is accused of editing his rivals' Wikipedia pages, including that of Justine Greening: Here

The Telegraph on his demotion: Here

The Sun on the demotion: Here

The Evening standard on his sensitivity to the those less wealthy than himself:  Here

The Guardian (OK, one entry) on how he threatened to sue the constituent who correctly revealed his untrue statements.  Here

OK, I unreservedly withdraw my claim that the only people who will feel reassured by his appointment to the Dept for International Development are those people in Nigeria who keep sending me emails offering me untold fortunes if I give them my bank details and a load of money upfront.  I apologise.  I was hyperbolising and just making this up.  I actually have no idea how they will feel about it.  And there might be other people somewhere who feel reassured by his new role in International Development.  I just don't know who they are.

But yes, Poor DiFD.  All of the above will be a horrible distraction from the desperately important work that they are there to do.
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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #99 on: May 14, 2015, 09:00:36 pm »
I hate coming to the defence of any politician, but I think Hillary's penultimate paragraph is outrageous. People may not like Grant Shapps as a person (although most have probably never met him), people may well object to his politics and as someone who has stood for public office he should expect to have his actions held up for examination and even ridicule. However, even if every link above is 100% true, there is no claim (let alone evidence) that he has conducted illegal activities. To bracket him with 419 scammers, who are certainly breaking many laws is just mud slinging. If you want to attack the man your links show there enough ammunition without using scurrilous comparisons.

I am also disgusted that this site's editor saw this and allowed it to stand. I have seen (and had) far more innocuous posts removed.
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #100 on: May 14, 2015, 10:50:57 pm »
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there is no claim (let alone evidence) that he has conducted illegal activities.


This post will doubtless last no longer than my previous ones.  Guess I'll put the letter through your door John!




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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #101 on: May 15, 2015, 09:16:21 am »
Until this changes, and with the threat from the cult that is IS it just might have to, in the United Kingdom a person remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #102 on: May 15, 2015, 01:00:34 pm »
All seems very personal and like John I agree totally unnessary.
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #103 on: May 16, 2015, 04:23:39 pm »
Im no Tory and disagree strongly with their stance on the NHS and public sector cuts, but this stuff is all public domain and not sure of the relevance of including it all here.


Grant Shapps (amongst others) did a lot to shut down the big log burner up the A1000 and I'm thankful to him for that. ;D


Just my opinion.


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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2015, 08:37:02 pm »
Me too  :)
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2015, 11:28:45 pm »
Me three!  ;)
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #106 on: May 21, 2015, 05:40:22 pm »
Make that four :)
 

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #107 on: June 03, 2015, 09:20:50 pm »
I hate coming to the defence of any politician, but I think Hillary's penultimate paragraph is outrageous. People may not like Grant Shapps as a person (although most have probably never met him), people may well object to his politics and as someone who has stood for public office he should expect to have his actions held up for examination and even ridicule. However, even if every link above is 100% true, there is no claim (let alone evidence) that he has conducted illegal activities. To bracket him with 419 scammers, who are certainly breaking many laws is just mud slinging. If you want to attack the man your links show there enough ammunition without using scurrilous comparisons.

I am also disgusted that this site's editor saw this and allowed it to stand. I have seen (and had) far more innocuous posts removed.

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Re: Grant Shapps MP
« Reply #108 on: June 04, 2015, 06:27:11 pm »
Completely off topic for this thread at the moment, but can I just say to Grant how nice it is to see our elected member of parliament commenting on a local forum, and I hope his involvement and willingness to answer points directed at him will continue - thanks.
Without reading the whole of the thread, I agree with and repeat James' appraisal of Grant Schapps, IMHO a good bloke to have as an MP
 

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