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Friday, 10 September 2010

Eavesdroppers Never Hear Good About Themselves

... and neither do MPs who instruct private investigators to spy on aides and colleagues.

Surely Jonathan Djanogly (MP for Huntingdon and a junior Justice Minister) can't survive this?

At the moment attempts are being made to deflect criticism on to Morris Chase Int'l, questioning the probity and legality of the investigation, but Djanogly has irretrievably broken any working relationships he ever had within his constitutency and with fellow MPs.
The Daily Telegraph has seen a copy of the report compiled by Morris Chase International for Mr Djanogly. It discloses that it was “instructed” by Mr Djanogly, who was the shadow solicitor general at the time, to conduct “discreet inquiries under the pretext of writing a newspaper article”.

Their findings were set out in a private report... which concluded that aides in his local party believed he was a poor politician and had lied over his expenses claims, through which he paid more than £13,000 for a cleaner who also acted as his children’s au pair.

The Morris Chase report, for which it charged more than £5,000, discloses that senior figures around the MP had complaints over his conduct, including the payment of thousands of pounds in expenses to his au pair for cleaning.

One senior Tory told the undercover investigators that the MP was “dishonest”. Sir Peter allegedly believed that the MP was “lazy”.

According to the leaked report, one senior figure in the constituency party also told the investigators: “He [Djanogly] has been a disaster and we need to deselect him, but it will take time.”
It shouldn't take too long, in fact Djanogly should resign though that seems a little too much to hope for since MPs no longer have that word in their dictionary.  He'll never regain the trust of his colleagues and has made working alongside them impossible - he should go now.

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