Friday, November 16, 2007

Tony Blair's top aide attacks honours inquiry

By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 2:37am GMT 16/11/2007

Downing Street's most senior official yesterday attacked the police decision to launch a criminal investigation into the alleged sale of honours.
Sir Gus O'Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary, said that the Metropolitan Police inquiry had been "incredibly distracting" for the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Sir Gus added that he was "puzzled" by suggestions from Scotland Yard detectives that Downing Street officials tried to hinder the investigation.

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