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Monday, May 12, 2008

What did the Prime Minister know?

The Western Mail reports on claims by Lord Levy that it was "inconceivable" Gordon Brown did not know about the secret loans which led to the "cash for honours" inquiry:

Lord Levy repeated his assertion that Mr Brown's central role in the 2005 General Election campaign meant he must have been aware that the party was receiving substantial sums in loans which were not declared to the Electoral Commission.

In an interview with Andrew Marr's AM programme on BBC1, he said it was Mr Brown's job to know how the campaign was being funded.

"The returns to the Electoral Commission are showing quite clearly where all the donations are coming from," he said.

"I never met Gordon once during that time, but if you were the leader - and Gordon was leading the campaign - surely you would be sitting discussing what was going on.

"It would be inconceivable that he really didn't know what was going on."

The Prime Minister has always denied that he knew anything of the £14 million lent to the party by wealthy supporters to help bankroll the election campaign - an assertion he repeated last month in the House of Commons.
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