The Daily Telegraph has got hold of a letter sent by chief whip Geoff Hoon to Vaz expressing an expectation that his former ministerial colleague will be “appropriately rewarded” for backing the measure to hold terror suspects for up to 42 days without charge.
Slimy Vaz is the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. He was at first opposed to the plans but eventually gave them his full backing.
Vaz was asked in Parliament during the debate if he had been offered an honour for his support. He said: “No, it was certainly not offered—but I do not know; there is still time.”
Hoon’s letter says:
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help during the period leading up to last Wednesday’s vote. I wanted you to know how much I appreciated all your help… I trust that it will be appropriately rewarded!…With thanks and best wishes,
So “Lord Vaz” it is…