Ah, what did we expect! Lord Mendelson, only back in the Tory government for less than a month, has already – tangentally – been involved in a scandal.

Mendelson: The chap does truly have a talent for sniffing out trouble. This time, he has been invited to stay on a yacht by a Russian multi-billionaire Oleg Deripaska. What business does he have to mingle with a super-rich oligarch – someone with proven connections to Russian mobsters? I am sure the subject matter of his meetings were all totally above board… yeah right…

Bravo, Mendelson. I guess it is a new twist to his CV to befriend old mates of Russian mafia – or shall we just call it networking with a wider group of contacts?

More details on Mr Deripaska here.

George Osborne: And yes, if we call this “impaired judgement”, then the world of UK politics is currently full of clowns with impaired judgement. George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, was reported recently trying to solicit a donation of £50,000 from the same Mr Deripaska whilst staying on the same yacht in Corfu. Which he strongly denies, which must mean it is true.

It is illegal in the UK to obtain donations from members of non-UK electorate. However as “soliciting a donation” is not an offence, he is not going to be investigated for this further. Wow – now that was close, wasn’t it?

So much for David Cameron’s assertion that “character and judgement” is more important than experience if Tories come to power. Mr Osborne’s judgement was, shall we say, examined and found wanting in this matter.

Read the full story on this here.

I do despair. The current Labour government has caused a total financial fiasco and seem to have forgotten they were responsible for it. Perhaps bringing Mandy back is a smoke screen to distract the voter from their economic incompetencies – anticipating the inevitable scandals – which as we can see were not long in coming?

Tories, as their major opposition have no consistent political platform, seem to only be capable of finger-pointing and petty bickering with Labour, and are showing an embarassing lack of experience and judgement. Which only poses questions about whether they are fit to be in the hot seat.

Aaahhhhhhgrh!

 

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