Patrick Mercer

Will Holly Walker try to do this here?

Holly Walker has a lobby bill in the house at the moment. In the UK lobbyists are under huge pressure as a scandal over their behaviour and that of MPs has erupted.

But will Holly Walker try this here?

The Speaker of the House of Commons has suspended 80 parliamentary passes in the wake of the lobbying scandal exposed by The Daily Telegraph.

Dozens of passes, which allow privileged access to the Houses of Parliament, have been withdrawn after this newspaper disclosed that Patrick Mercer, the Newark MP, was prepared to organise a pass for journalists posing as lobbyists.? Read more »

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? The Telegraph

Awesome quote from Boris Johnson.

So what about Boris? The idea of him as prime minister was first raised in a Spectator editorial meeting almost 10 years ago, to the hearty laughter of everyone on the room ? with one exception. The man in question, the magazine?s then editor, looked a little put out, almost hurt. But no one is laughing at him now. The bookmakers have Boris as favourite to succeed Cameron; the fact that he has no Commons seat is a mere detail. Lesser men may feel they ought to choose between being mayor and an MP, but as Boris once said, ?My position on cake is pro-having it, and pro-eating it?. Around the Commons, various names are touted (Crispin Blunt, Patrick Mercer) as men who may step down to allow the return of the king over the water.