Friday, 4 October 2013

Cash For Control

Back in 1997, Labour got into a bit of a mess with a donation to their party. The £1m they were given by Bernie Ecclestone led to a very public abandonment of their political principles.

Blair's adviser at the time was Alastair Campbell.

He doesn't seem to have changed much in the intervening years. He obviously still believes that lobbing dosh into a party's coffers is a perfectly legitimate way of influencing policy.

Err,  isn't corrupt practice like this frowned upon by Labour? Shouldn't they be appalled at the very idea? And do you think this was the way Ecclestone approached Campbell and Blair all those years ago?


JonathanBagley said...

During Campbell's worthless piss-head phase he must surely have realsied that having to pay £4.69 rather than £3.69 for a bottle of wine wouldn't have helped him.

RooBeeDoo said...

There's no soak like an old soak.

nisakiman said...

I don't think even Cameron is stupid enough to accept that particular poisoned chalice.

lleweton said...

We're all mortal, including the prohibitionists. So what do they want?