Labour false accounting charges reach Scotland Yard
Detectives to look into ‘cash for peerages’ scandal
Scotland Yard will look into
allegations of false accounting by senior Labour Party figures including Tony
Blair after the details of the allegations were passed on by
The Electoral Commission –
the public watchdog on party funding.
Senior Labour figures, including
Tony Blair will be drawn
into the probe, which follows the ‘cash for peerages’ scandal, The
Michael Howard, the former leader of the Conservative Party, has already been
interviewed by detectives as a potential witness, the paper reported, while
Jonathan Powell, the prime minister’s chief of staff has also been interviewed.
It is expected that the prime minister will be interviewed in due course.
It is also alleged that Tony Blair was one of the few senior Labour Party
figures who knew about the payment of nearly £14m in loans by 12 millionaires,
including some of those nominated by the prime minister for peerages.