As now Evening Standard belongs to a former KGB spy then it would be interesting to know what it write about.
And you wish to vote for this gang of fat cats?THE TORY shadow cabinet has been raking in thousands of pounds in cash and perks from failing banks.
William Hague, Ken Clarke, Oliver Letwin and Francis Maude are all prominent members of the shadow cabinet, which has approved criticism of "irresponsible" bankers. Shadow chancellor George Osborne has led the attack.
David Cameron's effective deputy leader, shadow foreign secretary William Hague, received up to Â£15,000 for an after-dinner speech to executives from Barclays Capital Markets in May.
Mr Maude is paid an untold sum to sit on Barclays' Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee. The bank's shares have plummeted recently, with investors fearing the extent of its bad debt will force it to ask for government money. So far it has resisted a state bailout.
Mr Clarke, the newly appointed shadow business secretary, pocketed as much as Â£25,000 in the past three months for talking to beleaguered financial groups, including UBS, BGC International, Cofunds and Goldman Sachs. UBS, which went cap in hand to the Swiss government recently and plans to cut 5,500 staff, gave Mr Clarke up to Â£10,000 for a speech in October.
The credit crunch saw Goldman Sachs give up its investment banking status after 75 years, but it still paid the former Chancellor up to Â£5,000 for putting in an appearance at its offices.
Mr Letwin, the Tories' strategy supremo, receives unspecified payments for his role as a non-executive director of N.M. Rothschild Corporate Finance, which is making money advising Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the latest bank bailout.