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Archer must come clean on Ashcroft

March 4, 2010

Lord Ashcroft, the man pumping millions into Tory target seats in the forthcoming general election, is a tax dodger whose fortune has come from his exploits in the South Amercian country of Belize, he has now admitted. Cabinet minister Lord Mandelson has demanded “Cashcroft” comes clean on what he promised when the Tories elevated him to the House of Lords and what exactly David Cameron and William Hague knew about Ashcroft’s affairs and when.

George Galloway commented: “Tim Archer, the Tory banker and candidate for Poplar and Limehouse, now needs to come clean on his relationship to Lord Ashcroft. Is he receiving money from the tax-dodging Ashcroft for his campaign or have the Tories concluded Archer can’t win the seat? I see Archer is standing for the council again so it certainly looks like he certainly does not think he can win.”
Serious questions also remain about the Tories and their commitment to new-style party democracy with their “open” primaries. The Tower Hamlets Tories held a primary for Bethnal Green and Bow last year, having stitched up Poplar and Limehouse with the banker Archer. But when the “wrong” result came out, the Tories promptly declared it null and void. They were due to have another last Sunday but must have concluded they were going to get the “wrong” result again as they cancelled this one too. Just what’s going on?
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. William Norton permalink
    March 4, 2010 7:58 pm

    The primary is this weekend – March 7th.

    Do you research galloway

    • pressofficethr permalink*
      March 4, 2010 9:46 pm

      The Tories have cancelled their selection meeting so many times it’s hard to keep up!

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