Henry McLeish's Officegate affair
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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.
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 were today preparing to decide whether or not former First Minister Henry McLeish broke strict rules by misleading Parliament.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE procurator-fiscal service has become involved in inquiries into the Officegate affair, it was disclosed yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.