Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:49

Revealed: the link between life peerages and party donations

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Nine years ago this month, Scotland Yard launched an investigation into the alleged sale of honours by the Labour party.

Angus MacNeil, an SNP MP, claimed that Tony Blair’s party was giving peerages in return for donations and often undeclared loans. Over a 16-month investigation, a sitting prime minister was formally interviewed by the police for the first time, while a series of political aides and donors was arrested; accusations and counterclaims were made through the media. Then nothing.

The Crown Prosecution Service announced in July 2007 that there was insufficient evidence for a prosecution. Crucial evidence of any actual agreement struck between party official or politician and a donor leading to a gong had not been found.

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