Just as interesting as the fact that the government has tried to quietly drop Howell is the fact that the website claims his role changed in April, when only yesterday it was saying he was still in place.
I hope someone’s keeping track of all the Tory lies – I can only keep tabs on those I notice!

Pride's Purge

(It’s not satire – it’s the Tories!)

Up until just yesterday afternoon, Lord Howell – the Tory peer who said that ecologically damaging fracking for shale gas could go ahead in the north-east of England because the countryside there is so ‘desolate‘ –  was described on the official government information website www.gov.uk as an adviser to the Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Here’s a screen shot of a cached copy:

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By yesterday evening however, his role had been deleted and the website now states he ‘no longer works for the government’:

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You can almost smell the desperation of the government to distance itself from such an electoral liability.

Presumably it won’t be so easy to whitewash from history the fact he’s the chancellor George Osborne’s father-in-law.

Seems to me the only thing that’s going to be desolate in the north-east of England is the Tory’s chances of ever winning…

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