Sunday, December 07, 2003
More echoes of the past
Another sign that things do not change are the Tory nominees for peerships. Apparently, one of the last acts of Iain Duncan Smith was to put forward three major party donors for the House of Lords. Stanley Kalms, Irvine Laidlaw and Leonard Steinberg have together donated £2.3 million to Tory party coffers since 2001. We know all about Tony's cronies, it seems that the Tories were good teachers. It may be that these nominations will stymie their criticism of Mr. Blair for some time to come.