Posts Tagged “al yamamah”

Labour and Tories: united in blocking corruption investigations

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2008

This week’s High Court ruling that the Government acted unlawfully in dropping the probe into corruption allegations around the Al Yamamah arms deal was deeply embarrassing for this supposedly ‘purer than pure’ Labour Government. As the judges ruled: We fear (…)

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Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #38

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2007

Welcome to the 38th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (4th – 10th November), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed. It’s (…)

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How far will Brown go to protect BAE from corruption charges?

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2007

The Labour Government could soon be faced with a stark choice: to co-operate with the US department of justice’s investigations into the BAE bribery allegations, or risk reciprocal co-operation and intelligence-sharing with the US. Those who’ve been following the biggest (…)

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"We must take risks," says Ming

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2007

In a wide-ranging speech to Lib Dem staff today – reported on the BBC website here – Ming Campbell has pledged the party must be “prepared to take risks”. He also promised to make his age (66) a campaigning issue: (…)

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The ConHome verdict on Tories' BAE bribes silence

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2007

It isn’t only Liberal Review and the Lib Dems’ Corruption is a Crime website which have noted how quiet the Tories have been about BAE’s Al Yamamah deal, and the Labour Government’s decision to squash the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation (…)

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