The vanishing baroness: Top Tory tries to cover up Russian oligarch links

Last weekend the Mail on Sunday broke the news that MI5 had vetoed Baroness Pauline Neville Jones’ appointment as Cameron’s National Security Advisor over concerns about her links to two dubious Russian oligarchs.

Last weekend the Mail on Sunday broke the news that MI5 had vetoed Baroness Pauline Neville Jones’ appointment as Cameron’s National Security Advisor over concerns about her links to two dubious Russian oligarchs. Essentially, MI5 were apparently worried that, amongst other things, she has sat on the Executive Council of an American security think-tank, the International Intelligence Summit, which is heavily sponsored by Mikhail Chernoy.

Chernoy is banned from entering the US due to allegations of illegal business deals and links to the Russian mafia. It is worth noting that while she was apparently happy to be involved with a Chernoy-sponsored event, two former Directors of the CIA pulled out of the event and resigned from the Summit because of Chernoy’s involvement.

In May, Left Foot Forward reported more doubts about the Baroness, in particular her calls for greater military intervention in UK home affairs, while The Guardian has also delved into her past, investigating her involvement with former Serbian president and war crimes suspect Slobodan Milosevic, with members of the Serbian opposition believing a telecoms deal she had brokered “supplied Milosevic with the war chest for his Kosovo campaign”.

It now appears that the Baroness has attempted a remarkably ham-fisted cover-up of her involvement with the International Intelligence Summit and the dodgy Mr Chernoy; here she is on the list of Speaker and Organisers of the 2006 Summit on the original website, and here is how that page looks now:

Spot the difference? Given that she’s a former spook you would have thought that she’d do a better job of covering her tracks… Whatever next, spies losing laptops on the tube?!

28 Responses to “The vanishing baroness: Top Tory tries to cover up Russian oligarch links”

  1. SoapboxLabourUK

    RT @leftfootfwd: The vanishing baroness: Top Tory tries to cover up Russian oligarch links: //bit.ly/dyXliM

  2. Liz McShane

    There’s also quite a difference in the photo of Cdr Richard Marcinko (bottom row, right). In 2006 he’s fairly ‘tooled’ up/’rambo-like’ in military gear and fatigues but has gone for a more ‘civi’ look since the original 2006 pics!

    A deft bit of airbrushing as well as a disappearing act!

  3. Andrew Wright

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  4. Will Straw

    Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM (via @leftfootfwd)

  5. Luke Bozier

    Ridiculous. RT @wdjstraw Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM (via @leftfootfwd)

  6. tom_watson

    RT @wdjstraw: Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM (via @leftfootfwd)

  7. Paul Kenny

    RT @wdjstraw: Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM (via @leftfootfwd)

  8. Tudor Evans

    RT @LukeBozier: Ridiculous. RT @wdjstraw Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM (via …

  9. Ian

    RT @leftfootfwd: The vanishing baroness: Top Tory tries to cover up Russian oligarch links //bit.ly/dyXliM

  10. Dominic Smith

    RT wdjstraw Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM <- I thought spies were honest types

  11. Nadia

    RT @wdjstraw Top Tory Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover her links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM (via @leftfootfwd)

  12. Jordan Newell

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  13. Mehdi Hasan

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  14. Tam Chandler

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  16. Nick Sherrard

    @Konnolsky what are your views on this? RT: @Shamikdas Top Tory tries to cover up Russian oligarch links: //bit.ly/dyXliM @leftfootfwd

  17. Pavel Konnolsky

    RT @NickSherrard: @Konnolsky what are your views on this? RT: @Shamikdas Top Tory tries to cover up Russian oligarch links: //bit.ly/dyXliM @leftfootfwd

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  24. DrKMJ

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  25. Alex Holland

    @leftfootfwd //bit.ly/bKlPR2 More concern on Tory National Security minister. My original LFF piece on her here: //bit.ly/dcd72G

  26. Nicholas Ripley

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  27. Alex Holland

    @leftfootfwd //bit.ly/bKlPR2 More concern on Tory National Security minister. My original LFF piece on her here: //bit.ly/dcd72G

  28. Jonathan Tench

    Shouldn't we have seen this coming? RT @CycloRob Pauline Neville-Jones fails to cover links with Russian oligarchs //bit.ly/dyXliM

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