Wednesday 28 November 2007

By eck - they've got previous

Remember Labour's loans?

Some potential donors to the Labour Party were asked by Labour fundraisers to make loans rather than donations since this would not have to be declared to the Electoral Commission under the rules as they were at that time.

About £14 million (if memory serves) came in as loans.

Labour's Treasurer was not told about this method of laundering money without declaring it, but Labour's fundraisers did.

Now we have Labour's dodgy donors finding a way to donate money without appearing to be giving to Labour, the Treasurer doesn't know about it but the fundraisers do.


In the first example the donors were coached about how to avoid declaring the money. Who came up with the scheme for getting round the law in the second example?

It's a deeply philosophical question in my opinion.

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