Sunday, May 28, 2006

More Lanarkshire Sleaze

Everyone knows that Labour in Lanarkshire has been dodgy for some time. I'm pretty sure The Little Red Book has at least one piece about the area's ongoing sleaziness, and it seems today is no exception for Lanarkshire.

According to the Scotsman a police probe has been launched into bribery and corruption allegations at North Lanarkshire council. The investigation stems from a Labour councillor called Sam Love who blew the whistle on apparent back-handers. The allegations include "sweeteners" being given in exchange for hassle free planning consent, and, according to one councillor "things like hospitality to Celtic games, and then things in brown paper bags."

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