As hard as Henry Collingridge had been trying to hold his party together, his career just couldn’t handle this latest scandal. Whether or not he and his brother are guilty of the financial dealings of which they were accused. Collingridge meets with his cabinet to discuss his resignation. He tells
Enough of the buildup, it’s time for Francis Urquhart’s plan to finally fall into place. Henry Collingridge takes the worst timed after-breakfast walk of his career at the beginning of this section. He left before his secretary was about to give him some pretty bad news. Instead, he finds out
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After that meeting, we take some time to check on Mattie.
Patrick Woolton has an abrupt meeting with Francis Urquhart. It seems like it’s not a good thing to have a surprise meeting with the Cheif Whip. In fact, Woolton seems to have a guilty conscience, considering that his first assumption is that Urquhart discovered some kind of dirt on him.
Mattie is at a loss as to what to do. Her editor rejected her story outright, leaving her with nothing. If she wants any hope of getting her story published, she has to find some way to verify the source of the poll.