Before I get into this post I must apologise to those amongst my readers of a sensitive disposition who, on discovering that our unlamented former Home Secretary Jacqui ‘Jackboot’ Smith is still alive and kicking, may have been put off, or indeed lost, their breakfast. Believe me when I say I’m as surprised as anyone to discover that no-one has yet driven a stake through what may pass for her heart.
Jacqui has, it appears, spent all of her golden goodbye she got when the people of Redditch finally kicked her from the taxpayer teat in May 2010 and has had to find another way to earn some money.
She now, together with her husband, the self-pleasurer Richard Timney, runs Boost Associates (google it if you really, really want to) – a consultancy firm which aims to use the connections Ms. Smith acquired during her previous un-gainful employment to assist those with enough wonga to pay for her services.
Along with the frankly obvious offerings which it seems that all political consultancy firms seek to provide, e.g.
- training and consultancy on the policy and political environment
- advice to help you get your message across and your voice heard
- specialist support with fundraising
- lectures, speeches and event presenting
she will be offering confidential one-to-one mentoring “to people making tough decisions in business and public life. Helping them improve their confidence, performance and results.”
It is not known whether these sessions include advice on how to avoid your claim for you husband’s pornography viewing appearing on your expenses form or how to obtain over £116,000 from the taxpayer simply by living under your sister’s roof…