Britain: Blair’s fundraiser arrested in cash for peerages scandal

The cartoon on Tony Blair here alludes to Alfred Tennyson’s poem, The Lady of Shalott.

Blair and cash for peerages scandal, cartoon

The Lady of Shalott

The cartoon is based on this painting about the poem The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Bloomberg reports:

Blair’s Chief Fund-Raiser Arrested in Probe, BBC Says (Update2)

July 12 (Bloomberg) — Michael Levy, one of the chief fund-raisers for Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Labour Party, was arrested in connection with a police probe into whether the government sold seats in the House of Lords for political donations.

The arrest today in London was the second since March, when an investigation began into links between 12 businessmen who lent Labour 14 million pounds ($25 million).

Four were later nominated to the upper chamber of Parliament.

See also here.

And here.

14 July update: here.

And here.

And here.

Some people may ask: will the police have the courage to arrest not just the organ grinder’s monkeys, but also ‘organ grinder’ Tony Blair?

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