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Bill Wiggin

Asked if Bill Wiggin had resigned and if not, why not, the PMS said that he had not resigned. The Committee had asked him to apologise and pay a sum of money back and he was doing that.

Put that the Prime Minister had commented on Bill Wiggin on GMTV last year, the PMS said that in the GMTV interview, the Prime Minister was referring to phantom mortgages and Bill Wiggin had been cleared on that issue.

Put that the report concluded that the evidence showed that Bill Wiggin had more likely than not claimed for expenditure he did not incur, the PMS said that the report recommended a course of action that involved Bill Wiggin repaying a sum of money and apologising.

Asked what the Prime Minister’s position was on the matter, the PMS replied that the Prime Minister’s position on this was that Bill Wiggin would cooperate with the findings of the report.

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  1. So the PM did not mean what he said.

    Comment by Stop Common Purpose — 16 Oct 2010 on 10:25 am | Link
  2. This, perhaps, demonstrates the difference between a ‘cast iron guarantee’ and a public promise (although what the difference is, God only knows).

    Comment by Major Bonkers — 16 Oct 2010 on 1:17 pm | Link
  3. So the PM is higher than the Law of the Land, is he??

    Comment by Natrum — 16 Oct 2010 on 4:39 pm | Link
  4. Bill Wiggen’s relatively fire proof. After all, he’s an Old Etonian and with our present leader. they look after each other

    Comment by Sandy Jamieson — 17 Oct 2010 on 1:45 pm | Link
  5. “The Minister did not say ‘unforeseeable’, you might have heard him, but he did not say it..”

    [Apologies for the mis-quotation, but you kinda get the Tuckeresque drift..]

    Comment by Bedd Gelert — 17 Oct 2010 on 9:55 pm | Link
  6. The PM’s advisers have been very foolhardy here & may not have read the full 84 page report into my complaint before they ‘cleared’ my MP Mr Wiggin. Not over yet; do stay tuned. Jim M.

    Comment by Jim MIller — 18 Oct 2010 on 12:14 am | Link
  7. And yes: Mr Wiggin is not only an old Etonian, he was at that school at the same time as our PM; which disturbs me, when I see what appears to be an unreasonable attempt to protect Mr Wiggin from the consequences of his own actions (which in the words of the report are “unacceptable”.)

    Comment by Jim MIller — 18 Oct 2010 on 12:17 am | Link

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