James Forsyth

Throwing the book at Gordon Brown

Throwing the book at Gordon Brown
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An intriguing item in the Ephraim Hardcastle diary in The Daily Mail this morning suggests that cash for honours will soon come back to haunt Gordon Brown:

“LORD Levy's book about being Tony Blair's Middle East envoy-chief party fundraiser - and the 'cash for coronets' police inquiry in which he was twice cautioned and questioned - is about to see the light of day. What does it say about Blair? Forget Blair, say friends of Michael Levy. The former pop music promoter blames Gordon Brown for stirring up the honours row as part of a campaign to destabilise Blair and replace him as prime minister. Even though it was a complaint to police from a Scots Nat MP which started the investigation, Levy thinks Brown schemed and plotted behind the scenes to make matters worse.”

If I was Mr Brown I’d be rather worried about the Levy memoir and positively petrified of what Cherie’s  book—which will be all over the papers during the Labour conference—might say.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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