Grant Shapps

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Person.png Grant Shapps  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Grant Shapps.jpg
Born14 September 1968
Alma materManchester Metropolitan University
UK politician behind numerous dubious online businesses. By 2022 became UK Home Secretary and Defence Secretary.

Employment.png UK/Defence Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
31 August 2023 - Present
Appointed byRishi Sunak
Preceded byBen Wallace

Employment.png Home Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
19 October 2022 - 25 October 2022
Appointed byLiz Truss
Preceded bySuella Braverman
Succeeded bySuella Braverman

Employment.png Secretary of State for Transport Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
24 July 2019 - 6 September 2022
Appointed byBoris Johnson

Employment.png Minister of State for International Development

In office
11 May 2015 - 28 November 2015
Appointed byDavid Cameron

Employment.png Chairman of the Conservative Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
4 September 2012 - 11 May 2015
Appointed byDavid Cameron
Preceded bySayeeda Warsi

Employment.png Minister of State for Housing

In office
13 May 2010 - 4 September 2012
Appointed byDavid Cameron

Grant Shapps (aka Michael Green, Corinne Stockheath and Sebastian Fox) is a British politician who is Secretary of State for Defence in the Rishi Sunak government.[1] Previously, he was Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Liz Truss appointed him Home Secretary upon the resignation of Suella Braverman on 19 October 2022.

Bald-faced liar

On 12 May 2024, Grant Shapps posted on X:

"Putin's use of chemical weapons during his illegal invasion of Ukraine is clear violation of international law.
"We agree with US that Russia used Chloropicrin against Ukraine's forces, breaching Russia's obligations as a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention."[2]

Scott Ritter responded:

"You’re the Minister of Defence.
"Not some Fleet Street rumour rag.
"One would have thought you learned your lesson after publishing the Dodgy Dossier.
“'Saddam 45 minutes from a chemical attack' was a bald-faced lie.
"So is your current claim against Russia.
"You are a liar.
"Representing a nation of liars."[3]


Grant Shapps was formerly Secretary of State for Transport from July 2019 to September 2022.[4] Shapps also had Cabinet responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse.[5] A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Welwyn Hatfield since the 2005 General Election.[6] He was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2012 to 2015, also holding the title of Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office.[7] His salary was paid by the party.[8][9][10]

Following the 2010 General Election, he was appointed Minister of State for Housing and Local Government; the following 9 June, Shapps was appointed as a Privy Counsellor.[11] On 11 May 2015, he resigned as Party Chair after his appointment as Minister of State for International Development. On 28 November 2015, he stood down from his ministerial position due to allegations of bullying within the Conservative Party.[12]

He said that vaccines will be needed for travel "for evermore".[13]

Dubious online businesses

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Shapps is a serial internet "entrepreneur" who has used the names Michael Green, Corinne Stockheath and Sebastian Fox to promote various get-rich-quick schemes.

As Michael Green, Shapps founded web sales business, HowToCorp, which claimed that clients who spent $497 on its software could "make $20,000 in 20 days guaranteed or your money back." What clients actually got for their money was an e-book telling them to write their own e-book and sell it for almost $500 to 100 people.[14][15]

Shapps repeatedly denied using pseudonyms or having a second job after entering parliament and, in 2014, threatened legal action against a constituent who had stated on Facebook that he had. Then, Shapps backed down and admitted he had been lying all along.[16]

In November 2013, the Metropolitan Police decided not to investigate allegations about the past business affairs of Shapps made by the Labour MP Steve McCabe. But, in an unusual move, the Met told McCabe that lawyers who advised the police concluded that the selling of the software may be "an offence of fraud" and perhaps other offences.[17]


Events Participated in

Munich Security Conference/202416 February 202418 February 2024Germany
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists - in their own bubble, far from the concerns of their subjects
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023World Economic Forum
The theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"


Related Document

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