Sunday, 25 March 2012

Cruddas Quits

TORY party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas has quit over allegations that he tried to sell access to the Prime Minister for £250,000.
The Sunday Times investigation exposed Cruddas in full flow discussing how cash would obtain access and influence at the highest levels of government.
But it was this blog which first revealed that Cruddas had resigned on Twitter last night.
My source, a government minister, said: “Cruddas has done the honourable and decent thing and resigned immediately.
“David Cameron is very upset by this. He has seen the video and is aware of the impact it will have. Cruddas comes across as a spiv. It’s as if he was trying to flog second hand watches.
“David is a straight batsman and this sales pitch has appalled him. He is extremely vexed by this. Let down and vexed.
“This is quite astonishing and regrettable.”
In the undercover meeting, Cruddas is reported to have said: "Two hundred grand to 250 is Premier League… what you would get is, when we talk about your donations the first thing we want to do is get you at the Cameron/Osborne dinners.
"You do really pick up a lot of information and when you see the Prime Minister, you're seeing David Cameron, not the Prime Minister.
"But within that room everything is confidential - you can ask him practically any question you want.
"If you're unhappy about something, we will listen to you and put it into the policy committee at number 10 - we feed all feedback to the policy committee."


  1. Anonymous25 March 2012 15:50

    Mr Cameron said: "What happened (GETTING CAUGHT) was completely unacceptable. This is not the way we raise money in the Conservative Party. It shouldn't have happened.

  2. Anonymous26 March 2012 12:20

    I guess you are also trying to say that this incident shows the value of having good investiagtive jourmalism and you would be right !

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