Thursday, September 14, 2006

How a Lincolnshire village keeps the Tories afloat

More intrigue on the mystery millions that come from a Lincolnshire village to support the Conservative Party.

Today's Daily Telegraph - no less - carries an expose on the Midlands Industrial Council, a secretive cash cow for David Cameron's Tories run from a house in the rural village of Bassingham near Lincoln.

And it confirms that one of its most prominent members was put forward for a peerage by the Conservative Party - but his nomination was blocked - along with a group of Labour names - by the Lords Appointment Commission.

The newspaper has an interview with the secretary of the organisation which the Telegraph concludes "may leave the MIC open to the charge that it is largely a clearing houise for donations to the Tory Party, and possibly open to challenge under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Time to come clean Mr Cameron.


Anonymous said...

So according to the Daily Telegraph, the Lincolnshire-based Midlands Industrial Council was set up to fight Clement Attlee.

Didn't they do well!

fairdealphil said...

brynley...hope you like the improved mix of stories this week.

imagine, if the midlands industrial council had succeeded, the NHS might never have been invented...