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Posted in ID Cards, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on December 22, 2008

The Telegraph:

The husband of Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, has been unmasked as the author of letters to a local newspaper defending the work of the Government.

Richard Timney has written a series of letters to the Redditch Advertiser, in the Home Secretary’s constituency, defending controversial plans for ID cards and attacking the Conservatives.

In the letters, Mr Timney fails to declare that he is married to Ms Smith or that he is paid £40,000 a year to act as her Parliamentary assistant. Ms Smith has kept her maiden name .

A spokeswoman for the Home Secretary said: “Richard is very proud of Jacqui and he is well known in Redditch. He has never concealed his connection to her.”

Nor did he make it clear, of course…

(More letters here.)

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