UK: Blair’s money for peerages scandal continues

Blair and cash for peerages scandal, cartoon by Andy Davey, based on Tennyson's poem The lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott

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

From British daily The Independent:

Cash-for-honours: Blair aides await fate as inquiry ends

By Nigel Morris, Home Affairs Correspondent

Published: 21 April 2007

Police are calling for charges to be brought against two of Tony Blair’s closest allies in a file handed to prosecutors following the “cash-for-honours” investigation.

It is understood that Lord Levy [see here], the Labour Party chief fundraiser, and No 10’s director of government relations, Ruth Turner, have been singled out in the 216-page dossier.

A further 6,300 pages of supporting documents have also been sent by the Metropolitan Police to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

It follows a 13-month inquiry by Scotland Yard into the alleged awarding of peerages to Labour-supporting businessmen in return for secret loans.

The investigation has cast a shadow over Mr Blair’s final months in power and threatens to blight Labour’s campaign for the 3 May council elections in England, Scotland and Wales.

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