Dear Ken... I know you will understand how important it is that you retract your recent comments comparing the donations received by Dan Jarvis to "Jimmy Savile funding a children's group". You know there is no comparison. You know that to make such a comparison is therefore not only provocative but seriously misleading.
I write with sadness with regard your inflammatory and unfounded comments to the BBC and LBC yesterday regarding my recent donation to Dan Jarvis, the Labour MP for Barnsley Central. In your comments, which clearly refer to me ‐ as I am the only hedge fund manager who has made a donation to Mr Jarvis ‐ you make a number of claims which are both untrue and highly offensive. I refute all of these claims and explain why in this letter...
I think it is patriotic to stay in Europe so that the people living in every corner of Britain can benefit from a stronger economy, better jobs and more protection for their rights at work. It is patriotic to be part of Europe-wide rules like the European Arrest Warrant that keep our people safe and make sure terrorists and criminals face justice.
That's why Andy Burnham asked me to look into how Labour can reconnect with those who have left us for Ukip. Over recent weeks I've travelled to Ukip hotspots across the country and received hundreds of submissions from party supporters and members of the public to my consultation. I have now published my initial findings.
As someone who didn't enter Parliament via a traditional route, I've always believed in the importance of opening up the Westminster world to those who wouldn't normally be able to find a way in... Have you ever dreamed of working in politics but never had the chance? If so, this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.