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I once negotiated a tax deed against this bloke

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-53515005

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Around June 2007 funnily enough, when he was a tax partner at some City law firm - I forget the name.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-53515005

It was memorable as I had to delegate the job to an external consultant in the end who started his emails "Dear Charlie..." for reasons you can perhaps imagine and which wound him up no end I assume.

 

 

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By Mr_awol
30th Jul 2020 14:14

Apart from the alleged crimes (do we still have to say Alleged now that they appear to have been accepted by a court as having happened? I am conscious that he still denies them) his rise and fall doesn't show politics (and in particular his party) in a very good light.

My understanding is that he was 'relocated' from one part of the country to another for tactical reasons, then he was kicked out of the Tory party for reasons he said he had no idea of, but which turn out to be these charges. Next he was briefly reinstated to prop up the second worst female pm in British history before being kicked out again. Finally, when he didn't stand for re-election his wife did, and the public voted her straight in (anyone ever watched The Distinguished Gentleman with Eddie Murphy?).

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By Justin Bryant
30th Jul 2020 14:34

I don't know the bloke personally, but let's just say that based on my limited experience of dealing with him as above I don't find the outcome here too surprising.

Then again, perhaps the same could be said for most MPs (whether male/female/tory/labour) and so I'm not really picking on him except re his tax lawyer background (presumably he will be struck off assuming there's no successful appeal).

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By Mr_awol
30th Jul 2020 14:38

I also have limited experience of dealing with him in the past, and largely agree - I wouldn't have assumed he was a sex pest, but if someone had told me it'd have nodded and said it 'makes sense'. That said, I'd have put him in the 'inappropriately trying it on' bracket rather than the 'deserves to be behind bars' bracket. The fact that he is facing jail time suggests that this was more than an inappropriate grab* and from the latest BBC reports his advances are described as rather more 'forceful' than previous reports.

* I'm not defending or belittling inappropriate grabbing - more making the point that his reported actions seem to have been far more than that.

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By Calculatorboy
30th Jul 2020 20:06

This post is ungrammatical and completely incomprehensible ...

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