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Ashcroft affair: The Tory leader, the tax exile and the promises that led to a peerage

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/03/2010

Rob Evans and David Leigh

"In 2003, the wealthy Tory donor Michael Ashcroft was locked in a typically belligerent piece of litigation. The Belize-based entrepreneur was determined to force disclosure of Whitehall files which he hoped might prove that Labour "dirty tricks" had hampered him in his quest for a British peerage.

"His seat in the Lords had been only finally been provided three years earlier, after repeated - and shrill - private demands to the Labour prime minister from then Tory leader, William Hague.

"Those same Whitehall documents have now, however, come back to potentially embarrass Ashcroft in 2010."

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"Ashcroft affair: The Tory leader, the tax exile and the promises that led to a peerage", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 26/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ashcroft-affair-the-tory-leader-the-tax-exile-and-the-promises-that-led-to-a-peerage