Now that Brown has settled in, I wonder idly.... Whatever happened to that Cash for Honours dossier?
I did a quick search, and learned the following:
- Brown chose yesterday to release the details of donations to his leadership campaign. I wonder what he needed a campaign for. After all, he was unopposed!
- An American Porn Star was flown to London yesterday as part of the investigation, though unfortunately for the gossip columnists: [Scotland Yard] spoke to her in person but [police] decided she did not have anything of interest to say so she was not formally interviewed. In effect, she was time wasting.
- The Birmingham Post, in an article primarily about the renumeration of the PM, looks at the History of Cash for Honours: 'Throughout the first half of the 20th century politicians routinely accepted subsidies from wealthy backers. The newspaper magnate Lord Beaverbrook funded several, including one Prime Minister - and Nye Bevan was unusual in refusing the Beaver's offer of a country home.'
It'll be interesting to see how the Cash for Honours affair progresses. Brown has resisted appointing Lord Levy, who has recently been rebailed.