Patrick Rock resigned as Deputy head of Cameron’s policy unit
No.10 aide Patrick Rock resigns after being arrested over child abuse image allegations.Rock was one of Cameron’s Downing Street fixers.
- Court told Rock’s ‘previous employer’ paying for a ‘welfare officer’
- But Downing Street say they have not appointed welfare officer for Rock
appointed by David Cameron as Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office (in addition to his role as an Assistant Government Whip)
I asked (Jo Johnson) ex-head of Cameron’s Policy Unit if taxpayers are funding a protection officer for Patrick Rock. @tom_watson
Asked if taxpayers are paying for protection officer for Rock Why does your bro not answer?
Family: Boris Johnson (second right) with father Stanley (left), sister Rachel (second left) and brother Jo (right), at the launch of his book
Ian Greer, political lobbyist, has died aged 82. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/12001034/Ian-Greer-lobbyist-obituary.html …
We all know Ian Greer, controversial lobbyist and close pal of Simon Milton , fled to South Africa following the cash for questions scandal in the nineties.
Was this the only reason he fled?
…Ian Greer has set up a charitable organisation for adults and vulnerable children affected by the Aids crisis in South Africa.
According to ‘Ground Up’ :
“The Helderberg Street Peoples’ Centre in Somerset West cares for poor and marginalised people. It is a soup kitchen, but it also offers counselling and support to people with drug and alcohol problems, amongst other things.”
The HSPC website claims:
” In 2001, Ian Greer brought together eight churches of different denominations to help the poor and destitute in the community, by forming the Helderberg Street People’s Centre, now known as HSPC.
How very noble of Greer to devote so many years of his life to supporting the destitute and vulnerable people of South Africa.
But what’s this?
” The Make A Difference Trust is proud to work with Mr Ian Greer and the highly dedicated team of carers and volunteers at the Helderberg Street Peoples Centre in the Western Cape: South Africa.
Through support from the Yves Guihannec Foundation as well as the many individuals who have donated funds towards this worthwhile programme, we have been able to truly make a significant difference in the lives of so many”.
Is this the same Yves Guihannec Foundation which is run by tax avoidance expert Robert Venables Q.C. and which has never produced any accounts for the Charities Commission?
It may well be.
… Ian Greer…
… lots of probing questions.
Lots of questions about Dolphin Square.
Lots of questions about Simon Milton.
Lots of questions about Derek Laud.
Lots of questions about vulnerable children.
Lots of questions about the Yves Guihannec Aids charity.
Lots of questions indeed.
1969: When Ian Greer met Peter Righton
At the time Greer, who thirty years later would achieve notoriety in the Cash for Questions scandal… was also working for the Mental Health Trust. In 1966 in a surprising detour from his political aspirations, Greer’s name had been passed to Lord Butler and Sir Evelyn Rothschild and he had accepted an appointment as National Director.
In his June 1995 statement to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Standards & Privileges Greer gave a more detailed account of his invitation to head up the Mental Health Trust, hand-picked by Lord Butler (former Home Secretary at the time Sir Ian Horobin MP’s prosecution for abuse of boys, promoted to Deputy Prime Minister in Macmillan’s Night of the Long Knives during) and Sir Evelyn De Rothschild.
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