Hmm, anyone want to comment on this?
Mr Abrahams used four go-betweens to hide his identity, in contravention of Labour Party donation rules on transparency.
That\’s a nice little get out, don\’t you think? We only broke our own rules, not the law? But, erm, aren\’t the rules on disclosure actually set by the Electoral Commission, ie, they are the law, not Labour Party rules?
Disclosure laws state that anyone donating money to a party on behalf of someone else must make it clear where the money comes from.
Ah, quite so.
Mr Brown – who admitted a donation on behalf of Mr Abrahams for his leadership campaign had been rejected by his team – said Labour would return all of the £673,975 involved in the scandal.
Erm, shouldn\’t it be forfeit, as the UKIP money was? And anyway, now that the planning permissions has been granted, what are they returning the fee for?