Metropolitan Police considers request to investigate corruption charges against Tories


It was confirmed that the Metropolitan Police Department is considering whether to investigate the allegations that the Conservative Party has asked past treasurers for donations.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed receipt of the complaint on Tuesday after several members of parliament said they were writing to the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding Monday’s allegations.

“The Metropolitan Police Department has received communications related to recent media coverage of the awarding of peerage. At this time, we are considering the content of the communications,” he said.

The Sunday Times last week donated more than £ 3 million ($ 4.05 million) to the party, with the exception of one of 16 conservative treasurers over the last two decades, after which they were offered a seat in the House of Lords. I reported that.

It happened because the government’s unsuccessful attempt to protect Tory lawmaker Owen Paterson by changing the rules caused many allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservatives. rice field.

Environment Minister George Eustice rejected the accusation on Sunday, and the accused companion was “a philanthropist who has made significant contributions to philanthropy and is very successful in business, and therefore of the Lord for those reasons. Should be considered for this. “

The alleged exchange of money for peerage is described as “cash 2.0 for honor” and four businessmen were nominated for peerage after then-Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair lent a total of £ to the party in 2006. Refers to a scandal accused of doing so. 5 million ($ 6.8 million).

Neither nomination passed the House of Lords Appointment Committee. Police made numerous arrests during the investigation of the allegations, but the public prosecutor’s office finally decided not to prosecute, saying there was insufficient evidence to prosecute someone.

Scottish National Party MP Pete Wishart told Parliament on Monday that he wrote to Met asking him to investigate “Conservative activities and the awarding of a place for the House of Lords.”

Mr. Wishart, who supports the abolition of the House of Lords, called the institution “a saucer for this place for donors to either major party.”

“And some of their activities around the House of Lords are as bad as the activities of the two major parties, so I also need to include the Liberal Party in it,” he said.

Liz Saville-Roberts, group leader of the Welsh Prad Camry Party at the House of Commons, also said he was writing to Met with his colleague Adam Price, the leader of Prad Camry.

Alexander Zhang contributed to this report.

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Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.

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