The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™
Welcome to 'The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann' forum 🌹

Please log in, or register to view all the forums, then settle in and help us get to the truth about what really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann.

Please note that when you register your username must be different from your email address!

What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by haroldd2 on 07.07.17 14:15

Kate McCann's long-time friend Esther McVey is being promoted in certain places as the next leader of the Tory party.

In 2015 various newspapers mentioned her as a possible future prime minister:

Liverpool Echo
Daily Telegraph
Huffington Post

The problem then was that her seat, Wirral West, was marginal - and she lost it in the election of that year. But after two years as chair of the British Transport Police Authority (yes, police), she got herself selected as the Tory candidate in George Osborne's old constituency, Tatton, where she won a 15000 majority in last month's general election. That was down from 18000 but still safe.

She's no longer chair of the BTPA, since an MP isn't allowed to hold an "office of profit under the Crown". But she's not back in the government either. What's her next step? She has clearly got some influential people behind her, but has she also got some, y'know, enemies?

My 2013 post on this forum about McVey.

Is she back sharing the London flat with Tory MP Philip Davies? Davies, a council member at the far-right Freedom Association, has a bookmaking background and was exposed as having received "donations" from Ladbrokes and other bookmakers before he pushed for betting tax to be cut.

haroldd2

Posts : 155
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2014-01-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by Malaprop on 07.07.17 14:37

What does her future hold? Well to be quite honest, now that she is the honourable member for Tatton, I very much doubt that there is likely to be ever, ever, anybody other than a Tory elected for that constituency. So my guess is she will be a very old lady when she hangs up her boots. But I doubt very much that the McCann case will ever be concluded in her lifetime, never mind parliamentary life time.
avatar
Malaprop

Posts : 1
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2017-04-27

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by sar on 07.07.17 15:05

+1 Malaprop, nice work way of being kicked into the long grass if you can get it.

sar

Posts : 686
Reputation : 224
Join date : 2013-09-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by haroldd2 on 07.07.17 17:00

My hunch says that McVey has more interesting things in her future than simply aging.

When she lost her seat in 2015, she got work with

* Hume Brophy, the international public and government relations firm

* the Floreat Group, the privately-owned Mayfair-based "international financial group"

Floreat has three partners:

+ Hussam Otaibi, sometimes called al-Otaibi, trustee of the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts (which Floreat as a corporate body states it is a long-term supporter of), who describes himself as British and is from Saudi Arabia, where he was born and grew up, although he also spent time in the US

+ Mutaz Otaibi, Hussam's brother

+ James Wilcox - "a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the private client sector" who "has advised leading families, sovereign funds, and UHNWs in the UK and Europe"

UHNW stands for "Ultra High Net Worth individuals", i.e. billionaires. Sovereign funds are government investment funds, the biggest of which include several from the family-state regimes of the Gulf as well as funds from China and Norway.

Wilcox is a member of the development council for the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University - an institution that is worth far more time researching than I can currently spare! (The Woolf has another connection with the Prince of Wales that goes through Shabir Randeree, and given how it is a vehicle for forging "inter-faith" links and it's based in Cambridge, I would not be a bit surprised if there are several more such connections.) He is a partner at the London law firm Mishcon de Reya, which boasts of having "clients and friends across the Middle East". And he has been a director of Arkios, the "boutique corporate finance firm" with legs in London, Sweden, and (oh look) the United Arab Emirates.

So...predictions for McVey's next job in Westminster or Whitehall, anyone?

Home Office? Defence? Education? What do we reckon? She certainly seems to have her head screwed on, let us say "ambitiously". I am convinced she is someone we should be watching. She may well know quite a bit, I think she is still on her way upwards, and the two may be related.

haroldd2

Posts : 155
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2014-01-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by haroldd2 on 02.11.17 14:13

@haroldd2 wrote:Kate McCann's long-time friend Esther McVey is being promoted in certain places as the next leader of the Tory party.

In 2015 various newspapers mentioned her as a possible future prime minister:

Liverpool Echo
Daily Telegraph
Huffington Post

The problem then was that her seat, Wirral West, was marginal - and she lost it in the election of that year. But after two years as chair of the British Transport Police Authority (yes, police), she got herself selected as the Tory candidate in George Osborne's old constituency, Tatton, where she won a 15000 majority in last month's general election. That was down from 18000 but still safe.

She's no longer chair of the BTPA, since an MP isn't allowed to hold an "office of profit under the Crown". But she's not back in the government either. What's her next step? She has clearly got some influential people behind her, but has she also got some, y'know, enemies?

My 2013 post on this forum about McVey.

Is she back sharing the London flat with Tory MP Philip Davies? Davies, a council member at the far-right Freedom Association, has a bookmaking background and was exposed as having received "donations" from Ladbrokes and other bookmakers before he pushed for betting tax to be cut.

Today, 2 November 2017, McVey was appointed as the government's Deputy Chief Whip, a position that is part of the "usual channels" and gives her direct access to the behind the scenes meetings between government and "opposition" that determine how parliamentary proceedings are really run. That is, to use a euphemism, very "market sensitive" information.

Nice work if you can get it. Or a nice post to place a lackey in if you're one of the families that use the Prince Charles-connected Floreat investment firm - which employed McVey as an "adviser" - as what it's fashionable in Mayfair and St James's to call a "private office".

Watch this woman.

haroldd2

Posts : 155
Reputation : 70
Join date : 2014-01-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by sar on 03.11.17 12:10

Boom  haroldd2! [fist bump / pound emoji]


Some excellent work, never trusted this person, but climb the greasy pole they have.  How mysterious???

sar

Posts : 686
Reputation : 224
Join date : 2013-09-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by JRP on 03.11.17 12:31

The whips job is to convince a wobbly MP that they should vote for the party line, and they do this by compiling a dossier of dirt on as many MP's as they can, as a bargaining chip.

JRP

Posts : 552
Reputation : 498
Join date : 2016-03-07
Age : 60
Location : UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by sar on 03.11.17 13:03

JRP very true!  and what "dirt" might she have?  Perhaps making her potentially "untouchable", but for how long?

sar

Posts : 686
Reputation : 224
Join date : 2013-09-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What political future for Kate McC's friend Esther McVey?

Post by sar on 03.11.17 13:05

odds on Priti Patel to leave before monday?

sar

Posts : 686
Reputation : 224
Join date : 2013-09-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum