Just about sums up British politics.
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On the very, very last day of Parliament John Bercow, the Speaker, who faces the prospect of a contested General Election ( breaking normal precedent) announced some £20,000 in donations from some very surprising and controversial sources.
Released the day Parliament was dissolved it was revealed the music impresario Lord Levy – who infamously and in his view unjustly got involved in the ” Cash for Honours” scandal has given a £5000 donation to John Bercow which presumably will go towards his election campaign.
Lord Levy, well known as Tony Blair’s tennis partner and New Labour’s chief fund raiser and at one stage close confidant of the former Labour PM, was arrested but never charged over the scandal which suggested that the party was soliciting donations with the hint of possible peerages for the party backers. The furore that followed led to a breach…
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