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Lord Ashcroft

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Lord Ashcroft

I see Ashcroft has spilt the beans on Cameron, sounds like revenge to me as he expected to get more for his donations to the Tories.
No doubt much of what he claims will be denied but if the photograph of the,'Pigs head. ever comes to light I guess it will be a resignation matter and George O will be PM a lot sooner than he expected.
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nanotm
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yeah its clearly a case of sour grapes, and as to wither there be any truth in the book or just a collection of fanciful wishes it makes no difference to the frat brothers ability to run the country (and regardless of if you like how that's just what he has been doing) a minor scandal about some impropriety whilst in university many moons ago isn't something that the majority would hold against him (we all did some stupid stuff when younger) only the holier than though reborn virtuous types ever claim otherwise, it might embarrass him in polite circles but other world leaders have been photographed doing worse things and whilst it let people laugh at them for a few days something else cam along and they got over it /
of course attempting to undermine the establishment is still a crime so Ashcroft wants to be careful he doesn't end up getting tried for sedition along with any co-conspirators who release information or documentation to prove assertions (regardless of it they be true or not) into the public domain, would be funny if his dummy spitting exercise saw him expelled from the country that withdrew his non dom status .....
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But Ashcroft is not just a millionaire he is a Billionaire and having made that amount of money from starting with very little he is no fool, to be successful at that level you need to be several steps ahead of the competition and you will also have powerful and some very rich friends.
It's very likely he will have thought this through before going ahead.
Many leaders of Governments are just figureheads the real power lies with Billionaires like Ashcroft who working as a team can easily influence governments, you have only to look at the influence some companies have on the Government to see how true that statement is.
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you don't go on a personal crusade like this though unless your out in the cold, which is probably why the whole thing has taken more than 5 years to materialise, he's been trying to get support to oust Cameron ever since he didn't give Ashcroft the position he personally wanted in the post 2010 election lineup, the thing is the guy was never promised the position as a deal for funding he said he would like to have it and Cameron and the rest said I see and on that basis he funded various things including the 2010 tory election campaign and the 2014 better together campaign and thousands of polls for hundreds of things, and now finally he was snubbed in the latest honours list and he's spat the dummy.
if he had friends in high places he would of had the coveted position he's been hankering after instead he's out mud slinging and seriously in danger of getting locked up for libel ....
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