Alan B’stard’s return as a Labour MP and the Downing Street adviser on “Prices for Peerages” is of course fiction, in reality that job is done by Ruth Turner in the PM’s office. (Guido supects that Shaun Woodward won’t be in the front row of the B’stard play’s first night. )
Labour has released the names of the “lenders” after saying only yesterday that they could not possibly break their confidences.
80% of Labour’s election funding came from the covert Loans for Lordship program.
Every donor who has given the party more than £1 million has been given a knighthood or a peerage.
Three quarters of those individuals who have given more than £50,000 to the Labour Party since 2001 have received an honour.
Rod Aldridge – £1m Richard Caring – £2m Gordon Crawford – £500,000 Professor Sir Christopher Evans – £1m Sir David Garrard – £2.3m Nigel Morris – £1m Sir Gulan Noon – £250,000 Dr Chai Patel – £1.5m Andrew Rosenfeld – £1m Lord David Sainsbury – £2m Barry Townsley – £1m Derek Tullett – £400,000
Guido hears mutterings that Sir Gulan Noon is thinking of calling in his loan – he’s that pissed off about it.