Tuesday, August 30, 2011

#hackgate #Whitewash : No #Coulson pay probe - #watchdog

No investigation will be launched into whether Andy Coulson broke electoral law by failing to declare payments he received from News International while working for the Conservative Party.

Mr Coulson is thought to have received thousands of pounds in severance pay from his ex-employer while working as David Cameron's communications chief.
Labour's Tom Watson asked the Electoral Commission to investigate if this amounted to a "political donation".

It has ruled out any "further action".