Sunday, 13 December 2009

It's alright for some

Lord Paul, the multi-millionaire ally of Gordon Brown, was made a privy counsellor by the prime minister after pledging to donate “as much as he could afford” to Labour’s election campaign.

Brown’s decision to grant the honour to the Indian-born industrialist, who faces a possible police investigation over second-home expenses, has provoked a backlash among Labour peers.

The peer, who is non-domiciled in the UK for tax purposes, gave £45,000 to Brown’s leadership campaign in 2007 and has promised to make a significant donation to Labour before the general election.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I donate 'as much as I can afford' (about 58p), will Gordo make me a peer too?