Behold the former representatives of Themselves Personally Now
Kathryn Hudson told at the time that “While I do not believe that Mr Danczuk deliberately failed to register his interests, the resulting situation is entirely unacceptable. It has continued during my investigation and as yet I have no evidence that Mr Danczuk has put in place any administrative system which will ensure that it does not”. She then effectively put Danczuk on notice to improve his behaviour.
(Registered 28 July 2015)”. Have a think about that. Ten bags of sand for just five hours’ work. That is exceptional, especially when put alongside other payments.
Danczuk contributed to, or co-wrote, five other articles for News Group titles between December 2014 and July 2015. The payments ranged from £150 to £400. The implied hourly rate ranged from £125 to £400. Yet he was then paid at the rate of £2,000 an hour just for “contributing to” another article. This smells ripe enough for fuller disclosure to be a necessity - unless he wants the world to conclude that he is in Murdoch’s pocket.
And that is before we see his expenses claims for 2014-15. Get that gravy flowing!