Friday, October 26, 2007

Guardian: Labour peer "admits cash for access"

Iain Dale has an advance copy of this morning's Guardian front page. It was also mentioned on Newsnight a little while ago.

The Guardian's story runs:
A Labour peer has admitted taking money to introduce an arms company lobbyist to the government minister in charge of weapons purchases. The case of 'cash for access' in the House of Lords is likely to ignite fresh concern about ethical standards in parliament. The lobbyist paid cash for an introduction to Lord Drayson, the defence minister in charge of billions of pounds of military procurement, according to evidence obtained by the Guardian. Money changed hands with former Labour frontbencher Lord Hoyle, previously Doug Hoyle, an ex-government whip and former MP for Warrington.
Later. The full Guardian story is here.

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