Phone Hacking Trial: Government minister Baroness Warsi gives Coulson glowing reference – Martin Hickman

A glowing tribute from Tory minister Baroness Warsi for Andy Coulson who advised her on how to handle her BBC Question Time appearances. Didn’t know you were coached for those!

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baroness-sayeeda-warsi Day 100:  A Government minister who attends Cabinet today gave a glowing character reference for a journalist accused of phone hacking.

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Coleman Update: Final Humiliation – Now facing the sack by true blue Barnet

A report tweeted by the editor of the Barnet Times series is forecasting final doom for Brian Coleman tonight Thursday)- when his own Tory group removes him from his Cabinet  environment portfolio. (see http://bit.ly/Jhqe8h)

This means is less than seven days his income from the taxpayer will be slashed from over £120,000 – to just £12-14,000 a year. For the very first time his income level may justify his subsidised fixed rent two bedroom flat he rents from Finchley Methodist church charity.

He still keeps the chairmanship of an important Barnet Council committee on the budget and spending – but he will no longer get his £38,000 Cabinet salary.

Boris Johnson seems to have taken the sensible decision to keep him away from the London fire authority after his big defeat at the hands of the electorate which saw Andrew Dismore defeat him by 21,000 votes.

How  the mighty are fallen – Thank God for democracy and transparency.