A senior Tory whose claim for cleaning his country house moat symbolised the worst excesses of the Commons expenses scandal has been blocked from a peerage. The House of Lords appointments commission rejected the prime minister’s nomination of Douglas Hogg, 66, a former agriculture minister, as a life peer in his latest honours list. The decision raises questions about David Cameron’s judgment in nominating Hogg, a fellow Old Etonian.Raises questions? Bugger that - it gives all the answers you need to know about the Boy Wonder and his complete failure to appreciate how deeply toxic the Old Etonian brand is.
6 March 2011
Clueless in Downing Street
Following from the Sunday Times (£):