David Cameron did a great job in deflecting media questions yesterday on cash for peerages by refering to his own suggested measure of limiting individual donations to 50,000. Apparently he tripped up over the extension of the Electoral Commisssion’s investigation in to the party’s campaigning centre, when he said: “the organisation was part of the Conservative party, contradicting Conservative Central Office, which said it was an independent commercial organisation”. Incompetence at Central Office? Surely not?
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