Conservative party chairman says Maria Miller "was becoming the news"

Conservative party chairman says Maria Miller

Conservative party chairman says Maria Miller "was becoming the news"

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE CONSERVATIVE party chairman has said that Maria Miller “was becoming the story” and preventing coverage of other news when asked about her resignation.

Grant Shapps, Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield, said in an interview with the BBC: “In the end, as she has recognised herself, she has become the story. It is for the committee to judge and they said she should pay back £5,800 and apologise for the way that the information was provided.”

But Mr Shapps refused himself to publicly state that the Basingstoke MP had done something wrong, adding: “I think it is clear she did something wrong in the court of public opinion."

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4:20pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Opinions_opinions says...

In the court of public opinion !!! They really don't get it do they ? OF COURSE SHE DID SOMETHING WRONG. She stole from all tax payers and got away with it. She will get a nice golden handshake on leaving her post as a Minister despite the fact that she is still our MP and receiving that salary.

OUTRAGEOUS. And what will happen ......... nothing. She has still managed to get away with it. She would likely have been dropped in the next reshuffle anyway so she is still no worse off other than her name is tarnished. I hope the electorate remember what it is she has done come polling day when there is a box next to her name.
In the court of public opinion !!! They really don't get it do they ? OF COURSE SHE DID SOMETHING WRONG. She stole from all tax payers and got away with it. She will get a nice golden handshake on leaving her post as a Minister despite the fact that she is still our MP and receiving that salary. OUTRAGEOUS. And what will happen ......... nothing. She has still managed to get away with it. She would likely have been dropped in the next reshuffle anyway so she is still no worse off other than her name is tarnished. I hope the electorate remember what it is she has done come polling day when there is a box next to her name. Opinions_opinions
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5:18pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

Maria Miller has become the news to such an extent that every other bit of news is in danger of being overlooked. What a day for the goverment to bury some bad news! Not that any of us would believe they would ever pull such a trick!
Maria Miller has become the news to such an extent that every other bit of news is in danger of being overlooked. What a day for the goverment to bury some bad news! Not that any of us would believe they would ever pull such a trick! Sam_Walker123456
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