Saturday, March 18, 2006

It's getting stuffy for Tony

In the UK the Labour Party of Tony Blair is in a scandal. It appears that the party took £14 million in "loans". Under British laws donations to the party need to be disclosed but loans do not. But there is nothing to force them to pay the loans back thus meaning they could essentially be donations but donations that are not revealed as required.

What is astounding is that this money was used in the Labour campaign in the last election. But the total spending on the election was just under £18 million. This means that almost the entire Labour Party campaign was paid for by a small group of individuals who were promised that their names would not be made public.

It is believed that several individuals who loaned the money to Labour were later rewarded with peerages by Blair.

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