Ford offered peerage to step his party down…

As the hermetic sealing of the past carries on apace, David Ford tells Inside Politics (try to catch it live, they seem to have abandoned play back recently) today of another attempt at strategic manipulation… an offer of a peerage, if only his party would step aside in four constituencies… Although he was interviewed by the police at the time, Ford notes the question was entirely politically inspired rather than part of any wider, potentially criminal conspiracy. Slugger’s interview with Ford available here (three quarters in).

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