Sam Harris, high-powered city financier, confessed that his proposal to colleague, Matt Jamieson, that they meet for “a coffee or something” outside of work was a bogus offer and intended only as a parting pleasantry.
Harris, of Reading, revealed that his acceptance of the proposed meet up, was also a sham.
Jamieson’s lawyers issued a statement earlier today. ‘The men were happily discussing the completion of a deal on which both had been heavily engaged. The conversation had run its course and in order to bring it to a swift conclusion the two agreed to meet for coffee – despite having no intention whatsoever to actually do so’
It’s a decision Harris and Jamieson may bitterly regret. Both men are expected to be grilled by a Commons Select Committee hastily constituted after the revelations first broke.
Chair of the committee, John Woakes, remarked ‘We live in a culture of openness and honesty – and a zero tolerance for empty gestures.’ The hawkish Tory MP for Bedfont East, added, ‘It’s moments like this that I regret we outlawed capital punishment.’