Wednesday, 8 July 2009

How Journalism Works: City Hall Cronyism Edition

Let's just imagine I am a certain soon to be ex-journalist for the Evening Standard shall we? Okay here goes:

Boris Johnson personally funneled tens of thousands of pounds to an organisation partly owned by his brother, an investigation by this blog has revealed.

Last year Boris signed off £81,235 to Price Waterhouse Cooper for services of little or no value to taxpayers. The Mayor's brother is a partner of PWC.

The bulk of the fee was for work on the Mayor's Forensic Audit Panel, a politically motivated vanity project led by a former colleague of the Mayor.

After months of investigation, the panel found no evidence of corruption. They also failed to prevent a £100 million black hole appearing in the finances of the LDA.

Investigations by this blog have also uncovered a large fee paid to the Mayor's own publisher Harper Collins. Over £9000 was paid for unspecified 'user licenses'.

City Hall insists that all 'competitive tendering processes' were followed by the Mayor and City Hall.

Okay I'm done now. Has anyone got a spare billboard?

7 comments:

Chris said...

'CITY HALL BUNG FOR MAYOR'S BROTHER ' or something.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I'll nick you one...

Helen said...

Wuld you trust this man? http://www.ukmediacentre.pwc.com/imagelibrary/detail.asp?MediaDetailsID=1382

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

That is bad hair.

AdamB said...

Ha ha. I've got to stick that photo above this post.

Harold said...

All in the rules, then?

stuart graham said...

Out of context, I know, but you might like to pick up on the pantomime outside City Hall in relation to Boris's extra cash....

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4013