The row over the immigration status of Ed Miliband’s American guru Arnie Graf rumbles on (with a question at PMQs).
Sprung with the story on TV yesterday, Labour’s Chris Leslie dismissed it as ‘mischief’ and then mumbled something incomprehensible about Lynton Crosby, the Tories’ Aussie guru.
I’m told, however, that Crosby has a Tier 1 visa for highly skilled migrants. The Home Office defines the Tier 1 category thus:
‘The Tier 1 (General) category allows highly skilled people to look for work or self-employment opportunities in the UK. Tier 1 (General) migrants can seek employment in the UK without a sponsor, and can take up self-employment and business opportunities here.’
So there goes that little diversionary tactic, leaving Labour with the awkward fact that they have reimbursed the work permit-less Graf for his expenses and lost earnings. Ho hum.