Wednesday, March 28, 2012

#Leveson #CashForAccess #Palestine :David Cameron facing questions over donations from firm owned by Palestinian billionaire

David Cameron faced fresh questions about political donations last night after it emerged that a British subsidiary of a company owned by a Palestinian billionaire had given £173,500 to the Conservative Party.

David Cameron
David Cameron faces another day of questions over "cash for access" Photo: ITN
Both companies are owned by Said Khoury, a construction magnate based in Athens.
A director of the companies disclosed yesterday that he had met David Cameron, while another director is a close friend of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son and one-time heir Saif al-Islam.
Electoral law states that political parties can only be funded by people registered to vote in this country, or by British companies.
Jack Straw, the former home secretary, has written to the Electoral Commission calling for an investigation into allegations that the Conservative Party is prepared to accept donations from companies based overseas. more