Beckett Replies to Guido with Statement

Guido has received this official statement from Margaret Beckett in reply to his letter of this morning:

“The trust to which the letter refers was a blind trust set up while in Opposition in accordance with the then rules of the House of Commons and approved by the House authorities. It dried up and was closed down many years ago. The Secretary of State is not prepared to make any further comment on this matter”

Sent to Guido, via Ed Mitchell, SpAd to Rt Hon. Margaret Beckett MP.

Guido says that is simply not good enough, what is she hiding?

  • Who were the donors?
  • How much did they give?
  • Were any donors foreign?
  • Who were the trustees?
  • Why the secrecy?
  • Did Lord Levy set up or raise funds for the trust?
  • How many donors to the secret Margaret Beckett Research and Administration Trust subsequently got honours?
Time for Ms Beckett to come clean, as she herself wrote to David Cameron “failure to do so would seriously compromise your party’s credibility”.

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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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