From The Independent in Britain:
The likely prosecution of Labour over cash for honours would mean the PM almost certainly going into the witness box.
By Marie Woolf
Published: 28 January 2007
The cabinet minister could not have been more adamant: “If Tony Blair is in the witness box it will be a disaster. Someone will call him as a witness if this goes to trial.”
Crossing his fingers, he added: “It would be disastrous. Hopefully it won’t happen. Inshallah!”
Following the arrest of Ruth Turner, one of the Prime Minister’s closest aides, last week, it is perhaps not surprising that members of the Cabinet are now invoking God to come to their aid.
The police inquiry which they curtly dismissed as opportunism a few months ago is swiftly gaining ground.
Files of evidence are now in the hands of Crown Prosecution Service with the prospect of charges growing every day.
Not only is the Scotland Yard investigation under the 1925 Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act gathering pace, but the police are also making solid progress in their investigations into breaches by Labour of electoral law.
Tony Blair’s priest fixed papal knighthoods for cash: Senior Catholic took up to £50k donations for honours: here.
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