Information Commissioner Confirms Falkirk Fraud Investigation

icoGuido understands from a source close to the Information Commissioner that the Enforcement Department has launched an investigation into the Unite Falkirk scandal. Specifically looking at the purchasing of Labour memberships for Unite members. Meanwhile Miliband is still refusing to release the Falkirk report Labour handed to the police. He seems just about the only person who still thinks it should be kept secret: Tory chairman Grant Shapps has written to Ed backing up Tom Watson – who said “the report should be published – in full – and the whole truth told as soon as possible so that the record can be made clear” – and Len McCluskey, who says he needs to “bring out the truth”. Just as Unite say they want Karie Murphy reinstated as Labour’s candidate. The story will just get more and more awkward until Labour reveal what they told the police…




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