As the starting gun is finally fired on the 2010 general election, one imagines Conservative candidate Bob Blackman would like to be looking forwards, to the upcoming vote.
So the Harrow East candidate, who has unsuccessfully contested the seat before, can’t have been too happy to see his name up in a list of Tory councillors who invested money in a failing banks.
But the FT are reporting just that, writing that ‘four [now Tory PPCs were] responsible for investing a total of more than £45m in Icelandic banks that failed.’
“…Mr Blackman, now standing in Harrow East, held the finance portfolio at Brent when £15m was lent”
That Blackman was at the front of such a dodgy investment isn’t really news, but I doubt it’s what he wants to be reminded of on Day One of the race.
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