Cash for Honours Scandal
Cash for Honours Scandal
BRITAIN'S most senior civil servant has criticised the police decision to proceed with the cash-for-honours inquiry, which ended after 19 months without any prosecutions being brought.
THE abortive cash-for-honours investigation cost police nearly £1.4 million, it was disclosed yesterday.
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NO CHARGES will be brought as part of the so-called "cash for honours" inquiry into the Conservative Party, it emerged yesterday. The Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence.
GORDON Brown plans to honour more unsung heroes, like those who helped thwart the Glasgow Airport terror strike, in a bid to leave the cash-for-honours row in the past.
MPS are pushing to hear evidence in public from the detective who led the cash-for-honours inquiry.
TONY Blair is to be quizzed by MPs over allegations peerages were offered in return for donations to political parties, in a clear sign the "cash for honours" saga will rumble on.
IT TOOK 16 months, cost £1 million, unearthed 6,300 documents, led to four arrests and the interviews of 136 people including the then prime minister.
THERE was further good news for Mr Brown following today's by-election results when it emerged no one will be charged in the long-running cash-for-honours investigation.
THE long running cash-for-honours inquiry will end today without charges being brought, it emerged last night.
PROSECUTORS are confident they have enough evidence to decide on whether to press charges over the cash-for- honours allegations.
THE bill for Scotland Yard's inquiry into the cash-for-honours affair has topped £750,000.
LORD Levy, the Labour fundraiser at the heart of the "cash-for-peerages" affair, last night announced that he will quit Downing Street along with Tony Blair.
LORD Goldsmith, the Attorney-General, yesterday insisted he would not give up his power to have the final say on whether prosecutions are brought in the cash-for-honours case.
THE FALLOUT from the 'cash for honours' saga was edging closer to Tony Blair's inner circle last night with some of his closest allies facing charges following the lengthy police investigation into claims that peerages were offered in return for huge donations to the Labour party.
TONY Blair will on stay longer at Number 10 as he fights to clear his name over cash-for-honours claims, The Scotsman has learned.
A MILLIONAIRE Labour backer arrested as part of the cash-for-honours inquiry has admitted discussing a peerage with Lord Levy, the Labour fundraiser.
THE lender arrested in the cash-for-honours investigation has admitted discussing peerages with Lord Levy in a letter to colleagues.
RUTH Turner, the Prime Minister's key aide, wrote that Lord Levy, Labour Party's chief fundraiser, had asked her to "lie" for him in the cash-for-honours investigation, it was reported last night after a gagging order on the matter was lifted.
SENIOR Labour officials face charges over their handling of millions of pounds in secret loans gathered to help the stricken party fight the last election, it emerged last night.
THE mother of Tony Blair's key aide, Ruth Turner, yesterday stepped into the cash for honours row to bemoan the stress and loneliness her daughter was suffering because of the affair.