Henry McLeish's Officegate affair

Henry McLeish's Officegate affair

McLeish is sleeping with the enemy

AT THE Assembly Hall on The Mound in Edinburgh, The Odd Couple is packing in the crowds. But on nearby Queen Street, at the headquarters of PR firm Halogen Communications, a far stranger partnership has come to light.

Former First Minister back in Holyrood

FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish will return to the Scottish Parliament to tell MSPs how to promote Scotland abroad, it was confirmed today.

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McLeish escapes censure over rent

WESTMINSTER’S sleaze watchdog brought the "officegate" scandal - which ruined Henry McLeish’s political career - to an end yesterday with a slap on the wrist for the former first minister.

McLeish clear on Officegate

HENRY McLeish, the disgraced former first minister, was cleared yesterday of any criminal activity over the Officegate scandal which forced his resignation two years ago.

MSPs to decide whether McLeish broke the rules

MSPs were today preparing to decide whether or not former First Minister Henry McLeish broke strict rules by misleading Parliament.

McLeishes put home on market as US beckons for fresh start

HENRY McLeish, the disgraced former first minister, and his wife Julie Fulton, have put their St Andrews home on the market in an attempt to bow out of public life for good .

McLeish set to retire from politics

THE former First Minister Henry McLeish will announce within the next seven days that he is leaving politics, Labour sources were reported as saying last night.

Julie McLeish to sue council

THE row over the Officegate affair was reignited yesterday when it emerged that the wife of Henry McLeish intends to sue her employer, Fife Council.

Sheridan urges McLeish inquiry

THE long-running saga over the demise of Henry McLeish as First Minister showed no signs of abating last night when it emerged that the Holyrood standards committee is being asked to investigate claims that he misled the Scottish parliament.

McLeish affair police force rapped

FIFE Police came in for renewed criticism last night after it emerged they had yet to submit their report on "officegate" fraud allegations aimed at the former first minister Henry McLeish.

McLeish poised to stand down as MSP

FORMER First Minister Henry McLeish was today said to be ready to give up his job as an MSP following the backlash over the Officegate scandal.

Fiscal looking into Officegate

THE procurator-fiscal service has become involved in inquiries into the Officegate affair, it was disclosed yesterday.

Fife Council in fresh Officegate probe

SCOTLAND’S public spending watchdog has been asked to investigate claims that officials at Fife Council did not blow the whistle on a financial deal which helped a Labour councillor in case they lost their jobs.

Labour silent over Officegate link to McConnell’s wife

SCOTTISH Labour Party chiefs were today maintaining their silence over reports linking the wife of First Minister Jack McConnell to the charity at the centre of the Officegate affair that led to his predecessor’s downfall.

New Officegate questions

THE Officegate affair, which brought down the former First Minister, Henry McLeish, was re-ignited last night when it emerged that a comprehensive public report is being prepared into the role played by two key organisations, Fife Council and the Third Age charity.

Labour web that links council charities

THE row over cronyism and sleaze engulfing Fife Council deepened yesterday when it emerged that the council has funded a whole range of different organisations for the last four years, each one with strong links to the Labour Party.

Brown sucked into Officegate as Party chiefs snub McLeish

GORDON Brown has been dragged into the Officegate affair after it emerged one of his closest aides helped arrange funding for the controversial Third Age charity against official advice.

Audit Scotland in second Fife Council probe

SCOTLAND’S public spending watchdog is to launch an investigation into new claims of irregularities involving Fife councillors after the collapse of a pub which received £600,000 in public cash.

Will Henry be left out in the cold?

AFTER months of innuendo, claim and counter claim, Henry McLeish was last week looking forward to the publication of the official report into the Officegate affair, a report he believed would help clean his family name.

Pressing for answers on Officegate

HUMAN rights groups are likely to be seriously concerned about the plight of a couple living in Fife who have lately become the targets of vicious victimisation.

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