Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Gotcha! Bribes on the 42 day vote!

Gordon Brown has tried to insist that the government did not buy the 42 day vote. The problem is that no one believes him at all, not even a little bit.

David Cameron skewered him at prime ministers questions today after getting confirmation no bribes were offered. He read out extracts of a letter to Keith Vaz from Geoff Hoon saying he hoped that there would be an appropriate reward for his support which the Telegraph had been given.

The problem for Gordon Brown is this: No one believes a word he says anymore.

The Telegraph has this, Guido has this and the BBC has this.

1 comment:

Matthew Jones said...

The note reminds me of the Hossbach memorandum. Is it an insight into what went on? (Was something offered?) Or is it a lot less sinister and are we reading into it too much? Did it have alterior motives? For example, by allowing the note to be released, the government knows that whatever Keith Vaz was promised he will probably now never get, getting themselves out of a hole.