Re: Video of Boris Johnson's speech
Posted by Tomski on October 6, 2021, 11:05 pm, in reply to "Video of Boris Johnson's speech "
I don't indulge in local politics : ) unless I have seen something relatively interesting making me take notice. I've seen this comment in MoA that took my fancy, mainly because it sounds knowledgeable and factual i.e. worth preserving in tandem with my disability to stay focussed on the tidbits in the sh*t sandwich we have on our plate from Tories. Meanwhile, there is Pandora Papers link to Fraudian fairy tale particle co-starring (tadam!) Luke Harding. Tidbits (eyes roll)
On MoA Open Thread - https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/10/open-thread-2021-77.html#comments
If you read my stuff you'll know of my high regard for HRH The Prince of Wales, the Man who would be King, and his exceptional ability to judge a man's character and potential.
It would seem HRH's latest Svengali is this chap.
How Ben Elliot supercharged Tory donations by targeting world’s ultra-wealthy
Apparently he has purchased the governing Conservative Party on behalf of his uncle.
It demonstrated the behind-the-scenes role played by Elliot, an Etonian and nephew of Prince Charles, who was appointed by the prime minister as co-chair of the Conservative party in July 2019.
The party has raised more than £70m since Elliot took over at the helm, including the record sum of £37m in the last quarter of 2019 as Johnson went to the polls, more than three times Labour’s £10m.
There is a photograph of Mr Elliot in the piece, and I must say, to quote one Tory woman of a past Conservative leader, there is something of the night about this man.
So I went to Wikipedia, as you do, and it is quite interesting. I'll summarize.
Complete blueblood. The son of a Dorset landowner and the sister of Camilla Parker-Bowles. He attended Eton College, then took a degree at the University of Bristol. That would take him to twenty-one, in 1996.
But the wiki begins his career with the founding of Quintessentially Group, "a 24-hour global concierge service, which he started in London in December 2000".
That's a professional "fixer", right? Sort of James Bond crossed with Ray Donovan.
Strange business to start your career in. And what about the four years between leaving university and doing whatever he does?
His other claim to fame is that he executive produced a documentary called Fire in Babylon. A documentary filled with file footage from the 70's and the 80's. I checked the IMDB and there is a director and a producer, but nothing about our Benjamin. And as far as I can see there were no awards.
So his CV is a puff piece, with enormous holes. Same goes for wiki.
It seems the man does nothing but shovel around money and influence.
Now he is Deputy Chairman of the ruling Conservative Party. That's the same position as was held by Jeffrey Archer, the notorious convict and inside trader in Anglia Television who has caused so much trouble and loss of life over the years.
This will not end well
Just like the last one did not end well
Worth checking out if you've not already done so
Posted by: John Cleary | Oct 6 2021 18:03 utc | 2