UK: cash for honours police net closing around Blair


This video from Britain is about Blair and the cash for peerages scandal.

From The Australian:

New peerages blow for Blair as three face charges

February 06, 2007

LONDON: Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s tenuous position has been made weaker by news that three people are likely to face criminal charges arising from the police investigation into claims Downing Street improperly offered honours in return for donations.

Lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service have received files from the police indicating that charges should be brought against three people, although the inquiry is continuing.

“I would be very surprised if they are not charged,” said a prosecution source, adding that Mr Blair was likely to be interviewed by the police for a third time because he had yet to answer certain questions.

The three whose position is most serious are those who have already been arrested during the inquiry.

Lord Levy, the chief Labour fundraiser and Mr Blair‘s envoy to the Middle East, was arrested twice: in July last year, in connection with the misuse of honours, and again last week, over allegations of perverting the course of justice.

Ruth Turner, Mr Blair’s director of government relations, was arrested last month when police called at her home and questioned her for four hours, again on suspicion of perverting the course of justice as well as the alleged misuse of honours.

Christopher Evans, the founder of Merlin Biosciences, who secretly lent Labour pound stg. 1 million before the 2005 general election, was arrested last September.

Sir Christopher is the only Labour donor to have been held by the police during the investigation.

Ex Blairite Martin Jacques leaves the sinking New Labour ship as the scandal worsens.

Ex(?) Blairite Cruddas: here.

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