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Source: BBC News
Prime Minister Tony Blair has been interviewed by police investigating cash for honours allegations. Mr Blair was not interviewed under caution and he was not accompanied by a lawyer, his spokesman said. The probe was sparked by revelations Labour was given secret loans ahead of last year's election. Some donors were subsequently nominated for honours.
Mr Blair's spokesman said: "The prime minister explained why he nominated each of the individuals and he did so as party leader in respect of the peerages reserved for party supporters as other party leaders do.
"The honours were not, therefore, for public service but expressly party peerages given for party service.
"In these circumstances that fact that they had supported the party financially could not conceivably be a barrier to their nomination," he said.
Originally posted by Ste2652
I don't think there has been any other case of this in British political history, but I might be wrong.
Originally posted by timeless test
David Lloyd George was questioned by police in the early part of the last century in connection with...
...the sale of honours. (Surprise surprise.)
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been questioned for a third time by detectives investigating allegations of "cash-for-honours", it has emerged.
Mr Blair, who left Downing Street on Wednesday, had already become the first PM to be interviewed by police in the course of a corruption inquiry.
Prosecutors had asked Scotland Yard to carry out further inquiries before deciding if charges should be brought.