More cash-for-honours pressure on Blair

Ever since Frank Wills, a security guard working at the Watergate complex in Washington DC, noticed irregularities that made him suspicious enough to contact the police on June 17, 1972, we have had to endure ‘‘gate’’ being added to the name of any p

3rd February, 2007

Ever since Frank Wills, a security guard working at the Watergate complex in Washington DC, noticed irregularities that made him suspicious enough to contact the police on June 17, 1972, we have had to endure ‘‘gate’’ being added to the name of any political scandal, however inconsequential.

Britain’s cash for honours scandal mercifully has a name that defies the use of the aforementioned suffix, but last week’s revelations that the police are as...

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