Moran – Court appearance today! Takes the blubbing defence to new lengths?

Margaret Moran the disgraced ex-Labour MP recently charged with fifteen counts of false accounting, contrary to the Theft Act 1968 and six counts of forgery, contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, totalling £60,000! Appeared in court for the first time since being charged.

Accompanied by the now familiar figure of Gerald Shamash of Steel & Shamash, the Labour Party official solicitors. Margaret Moran is reported to have sobbed throughout the short  proceedings. BBC coverage here.

I fear however that she will not evoke much sympathy for taking £60,000 of our money and putting it in her own back pocket! She has succeeded in making a laughing stock of herself and would benefit, methinks, from a bit more backbone!

Judge for yourself – Aston-cum-Aughton – more on dirty tricks!

The full truth will out about this very low and grubby dirty trick by cowardly unnamed Holderness Labour members.

Firstly I am indebted to the local contact for providing me with the following scans of the Aston-cum-Aughton Independents, a sub-group of the Rotherham Independents, I should point out nails one of the most blatant lies in the offending and offensive election literature put out by Labour Party Members!

They really should take a lot more care with the facts, when making claims. Even Phil Woolas, with the benefit of Gerald Shamash as his legal adviser, had eventually to accept that lies on election materials can get you in a lot of hot water indeed! We will hear more on someone called Gerald later.

There are others that will be addressed in a future posting, when I am furnished with scans of similar election material from Labour.

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Undoubtedly the best, most open and honest political appeal I have ever seen! No wonder the local Labour Party is worried? They should be!

Aston-cum-Aughton Parish Council Website, for more information.

Another One Bites The Dust!

In a move not seen for 99 years, Phil Woolas, Shadow Cabinet member has been stripped of his election victory by two High Court Judges convened as an Elections Court. Mr Justice Nigel Teare and Mr Justice Griffith Williams found Mr Woolas guilty of illegal practices under election law. Read full Judgement here.

The luckless Woolas had the rug pulled from underneath him by Harriet Harman, Labour’s Deputy Leader, when she sought the nearest camera to launch this broadside which appears to have left Woolas with little room for manoeuvre, despite his brave words and his prepared statement read for him by Gerald Shamash.

One of Phil Woolas's disgraceful leaflets.


It has emerged that the Labour Party Insurers have been paying Woolas’s legal costs, Gerald Shamash, The Official Labour Party Solicitor, does not come cheap. This arrangement is believed to be at an end leaving Woolas high and dry!

Astonishingly this disgraced Labour Shadow Minister has launched a financial appeal that he hopes will collect £200,000! so that he can prove his innocence. Some hope, just who is stupid enough to donate their own money to this farcical enterprise?

We will see tomorrow whether the Speaker understands what he must do, order a by-election as soon as practically possible.

No prevarication, no waiting for Woolas to progress his legal appeals. The findings as to fact will not change no matter what legal stunts Woolas pulls.

The people of Oldham East and Saddleworth deserve nothing less!

The only thing that sticks in my craw was the sight of Simon Hughes, Liberal Deputy Leader, crowing about the victory. I can remember a certain by-election in Bermondsey in 1983, Labour candidate Peter Tatchell lost to Simon Hughes the then Liberal candidate, after the most disgraceful campaign by the Liberals. Pity Peter Tatchell did not see fit to mount a legal challenge back then. Maybe Simon Hughes would now be nothing more than a footnote to history had he done so!

Still got a copy of Peter Tatchell’s book, The Battle For Bermondsey somewhere. It is well worth a read if you are interested in political dirty tricks.

STOP PRESS: 8th November 2010, Judicial review rejected. Speaker announces that an expedited application was now in play.