Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Labour party donations
As ever, the inimitable genius that is Matt of the Daily Telegraph manages to sum up the whole sorry mess in a single amusing cartoon.
Coming on top of the cash for questions affair and more recently the missing HMRC data files, it looks as if this could create more than a few ripples.
Here's the Telegraph's take on the story.
The Guardian's take is worth a look too, as is this from The Times.
In fact, the more this story unfolds, it looks as if we may well see a few more heads rolling before long.
Hmmmm, looks like the plot is thickening already. See this from this mornings Guardian Unlimited. I find it extremely odd that the party's treasurer (who also just happens to be 'Harridan' Harman's husband; and of course, 'Harridan' herself did accept a donation via such a 'conduit' "in good faith") claims to know absolutely nothing about the use of 'conduits' for the acceptance of donations. On top of that they had one of the so called 'conduits' on Radio 5 this morning; a builder from the NE by the name of Ray Ruddock. What is very interesting is that the labour party donations record shows that he has paid in some £200,000 but he claimed he was only aware of handing over some £80,000 in donations.
Another interesting snippet via Guido Fawkes. This one is going to run and run!
Oh, check out Matt's cartoon today in the Telegraph too. Brilliant!