If they were generously supporting the Labour party why did they make “commercial loans” for presumably commercial profit? If they were not really loans for profit, but loans intended to be turned into donations, that is illegal. There are too many holes in the story being handed out by Tom Kelly.
As for all those clucking, “see it is going nowhere”, shall we see? They did say he would not be questioned. Guido will grant that he did report that Blair would be questioned under caution, and Blair hasn’t been cautioned today.
It is not much to be proud of is it? The best Blairites can claim is that the PM was not arrested or cautioned, merely “helping police with their inquiries”.
Sky say PMOS is still briefing.
The C4 News story is now online.
Now the daily readership is 10,000+ plus, and a good proportion of them seem to be total loons, it is getting tedious to have to delete dozens of comments a day. There also appears to be some kind of misunderstanding about the blog’s purpose – it is not a public service.
So for guidance here is a reminder of the somewhat arbitrary comments deletion policy:
Comment moderation is a lot of hassle, but always an option.
Co-conspirators and readers of this blog will have heard about Ronnie Cohen months ago.
Guido will name the the donor the institute’s director, Wilf Stevenson, told at a Smith Institute meeting “what you are going to say will have a great impact on the government’s thinking” – two months before Gordon announced the policy change wanted.
Red Balls Going Down | Speccie
BBC’s Lord Patten Under Pressure | Guardian
Leaked Tape Raises Thompson Questions | Press Gazette
Tim Yeo to Fight Deselection | EADT24
BBC Trust Challenges Pollard Over Tape | Mail
BBC Trust Demands Savile Recording Explanation | ITV
Tape Lord Patten Does Not Want You to Hear | Media Guido
David Ward on the Big Issues | Trending Central
Story Behind Selfie Picture | AFP
Birmingham Council Should Cut Waste Not Services | ConHome
Mandela Sign Language Interpreter “Fake” | The Age
Dave on selfie-gate:
“When a member of the Kinnock family asked me for a photograph I thought it only polite to say yes. Nelson Mandela had a history of bringing people together.”