Cash for Honours Scandal

Cash for Honours Scandal

Civil service leader hits out at police inquiry into cash-for-honours row

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.

Cash-for-honours inquiry cost police almost £1.4m

THE abortive cash-for-honours investigation cost police nearly £1.4 million, it was disclosed yesterday.

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Cash for honours saga ends as the Tory party is cleared

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.

PM targets unsung heroes in revamp of honours

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.

Cash-for-honours detective 'must put his case to MPs'

MPS are pushing to hear evidence in public from the detective who led the cash-for-honours inquiry.

MPs to question Blair over cash for honours

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.

'Insufficient evidence' ends investigation into cash-for-honours affair

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.

Cash-for-honours ruling is a boost for PM

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.

16-month cash-for-honours inquiry 'to end today with no-one charged'

THE long running cash-for-honours inquiry will end today without charges being brought, it emerged last night.

Cash-for-honours evidence 'good enough for decision'

PROSECUTORS are confident they have enough evidence to decide on whether to press charges over the cash-for- honours allegations.

Bill for honours inquiry tops £750,000

THE bill for Scotland Yard's inquiry into the cash-for-honours affair has topped £750,000.

Twice-arrested Blair aide to quit Downing Street post

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.

Attorney-General defiant on cash for honours

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.

Downing St aides and Labour donor in police 'cash for honours' report

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.

Blair to stay on to see off 'honours' affair

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.

Millionaire admits discussing peerage

A MILLIONAIRE Labour backer arrested as part of the cash-for-honours inquiry has admitted discussing a peerage with Lord Levy, the Labour fundraiser.

Lender 'discussed peerages' with Levy

THE lender arrested in the cash-for-honours investigation has admitted discussing peerages with Lord Levy in a letter to colleagues.

Memo reveals Levy asked Blair aide to 'lie' for him in honours row

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.

Labour officials face charges over secret loans as Levy allies protest at 'scapegoating'

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.

Mother defends Blair's aide

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.

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