Conservative corruption: Theresa May tries to cement herself in as leader by BRIBING MPs

Cheats prospering: Theresa May and 1922 committee chairman Graham Brady, to whom she has awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours, for no reason at all.

How utterly repellent.

Weakling prime minister Theresa May knows she cannot expect her MPs to support her leadership – because she is a failure – so she is trying to bribe powerful Tories into propping her up.

She has given honours to half the ruling board of the Conservative Party’s 1922 committee – the organisation that represents backbench Tory MPs.

Two of them get knighthoods, while a third is made a dame.

Notably, all three are Brexiters. But then, none of the ruling committee support remaining in the European Union – all have voted against it. Former Treasurer (until he was kicked out of Parliament in June) Stewart Jackson, responding to a tweet criticising the Leave campaign for lying to the public, is famous for writing, “Suck it up”. What a nice chap! And he is now special advisor and chief of staff to David Davis at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Graham – now Sir Graham – Brady distinctly lacks the necessary qualifications for being a knight of the realm. Take a look at the list of his misbehaviours, courtesy of

“When he’s not influencing the government, you may find Brady leading opposition to the legalisation of weed or taking a £8,600 fact-finding trip to the Cayman Islands. In 2011, it was revealed that Brady still employed his wife, Victoria, as a senior parliamentary assistant on a salary of over £40,000 a year. This is despite the fact that, in 2009, the Committee on Standards in Public Life recommended banning the practice of employing family members, describing it as “not consistent with modern employment practice designed to ensure fairness in recruitment, management of staff and remuneration”.”

Cheryl Gillan “was also embarrassed during the 2009 expenses scandal. Amongst other things, Gillan charged the taxpayer £4.47 for dog food; claimed more money for her gas bill than it was actually worth; and over-claimed £1,884 on her mortgage.”

Christopher Chope, also knighted, also a Brexiter, and also mentioned in the extract below, is well known to readers of This Site for filibustering private members’ bills. He notably talked out a bill to outlaw “revenge evictions” – because it is not in his interest as a private landlord. He repeatedly blocked a bill that would ban the use of wild animals in circus performances. He also talked out a bill to end hospital parking charges for carers. He refers to House of Commons staff as “servants”.

His knighthood, awarded “for political and public service”, is nothing less than a garish and vulgar insult to the people of the United Kingdom – as are the honours to the other MPs mentioned in this article.

Theresa May might think she is buying support – but she is also providing ammunition to those of us who would be rid of her corrupt, inept and unforgivable dictatorship.

Theresa May has moved to shore up her future as Tory leader by giving top honours to half of the ruling board of the Conservative party’s influential 1922 committee.

Three of the committee’s six-strong board have received senior honours: Graham Brady, the chairman, and Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the honorary treasurer, are knighted; while Cheryl Gillan, a vice chairman, is made a dame.

The support of the 1922 committee is vital for Mrs May to deliver on her promise to serve a full five year term as party leader.

Sir Graham is listened to closely by the leadership and would play a crucial role in any future leadership contest, which would be triggered if 15 per cent of the party’s MPs – 48 at present – write to him requesting one.

All three backed Leave in the European Union referendum, as did a fourth Conservative MP to be honoured, veteran former minister Christopher Chope who receives a knighthood.

Source: Theresa May moves to cement her position as Tory leader by giving top honours to half of the ruling board of the 1922 committee of Tory MPs

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9 thoughts on “Conservative corruption: Theresa May tries to cement herself in as leader by BRIBING MPs

  1. gary

    she is the most corupt PM we have ever had, since the magna carta. vile, bent, homicidal, and a dictator. maybe she has been taking a leaf from robert mugabe’s life. i bet the mafia would love to have her as a don

    1. rollo57

      She has copy & pasted EU Laws into UK law, in order to rewrite our Bill of Rights, as their ‘agenda’ wont work with Magna Carta still in effect.
      We still have our Statute Book, which EU law super-ceded, this book still has all those ‘RIGHTS’ / Laws they claim the Tories want to drop from EU / UK law? This was first proposed by Cameron and the reason she introduced EAW, which sees us lose Trial by Jury, Habeas Corpus and Innocent until proven Guilty! This allows people to be detained without any warrant or proof of crime.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        There’s a lot wrong with this comment.
        Firstly, EU laws have not been copied and pasted into the UK statute book. That’s what the current EU Bill is about. Previously, the UK has had to ratify EU laws, otherwise they have not come into effect.
        EU law has never – that’s NEVER – superceded the UK’s own law.
        I’m not sure where Magna Carta comes into it.
        Trial by jury, habeas corpus and the principle that a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty are not threatened by Brexit.

  2. Rupert Mitchell

    The arrogance of Theresa May shows no bounds! How can she possibly believe that Britons will be proud in 2018 in view of the state of this country under her leadership and the obvious dissatisfaction of the majority? If people can’t see through that act of desperation then they deserve her!

  3. rollo57

    “Two of them get knighthoods, while a third is made a dame.”

    Please, tell me it was a woman? In this ‘genderised’ age one wouldn’t know!!

  4. Rik

    Evil,wicked witch.. I hope She & her comrades had a nice warm Xmas while hundreds freeze on the streets (and have died of course) It seems any Tom,Dick or Harry can be knighted these days heck, even I could do with one.I feel I deserve it as I have managed to keep alive for over 7 years…

    Happy New Year Everyone 🎆

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