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    Got half a million quid spare?

    Get yourself a seat in the Lords.

    Peter Cruddas: Peer donated £500,000 to Conservative Party days after joining House of Lords

    And don't worry about those awkward court cases old chap, nothing to be bothered about.
    "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

    #2
    I know I should be really bloody angry about this but all I can muster is 'FFS'.

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      #3
      Oh this is the guy the Lords Appointment Commission refused to endorse last year and HMG overrode them.

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        #4
        I have always liked him and his story, was a customer of his spread bet firm back in the day. He used to reply to some of my email queries.

        "Born in Hackney, east London, a lack of family finances forced him to leave Shoreditch comprehensive school with no qualifications at the age of 15, despite having the academic ability.

        In 1989 he established his own company, CMC Markets plc, with a capital of £10,000. It is now worth an estimated £1.25bn"



        I didn't know he was a big Vote Leave donator until i read the OP's link, now i like him even more!
        Last edited by Fraidycat; 4 June 2021, 17:02.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Fraidycat View Post

          I didn't know he was a big Vote Leave donator until i read the OP's link, now i like him even more!
          Is he by Gad? We need more people like him in the HoL!
          Work in the public sector? Read the IR35 FAQ here

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            #6
            reading "Money Land by Oliver Bullough" atm.

            considering his net wealth and the business he is in, I am quite surprised how the transaction got caught...

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              #7
              Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
              Oh this is the guy the Lords Appointment Commission refused to endorse last year and HMG overrode them.
              Yep, and it wasn’t HMG that overruled the commission it was Johnson personally.
              "Being nice costs nothing and sometimes gets you extra bacon" - Pondlife.

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                #8
                Originally posted by DaveB View Post

                Yep, and it wasn’t HMG that overruled the commission it was Johnson personally.
                I suspected but the article I read said 'Downing Street' so I didn't want to assume.

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                  #9
                  Ah, what it is to be ruled by a tin pot dictator.

                  One does so hope he comes to a bad & inglorious end.

                  Very soon.

                  As Cummings said, what does it say about the country that the choice was between an incompetent clown and a magic grandpa.

                  Doomed etc.
                  When the fun stops, STOP.

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