The British government has acknowledged accepting illegal financial donations for years in the latest of a series of mishaps plaguing Gordon Brown’s administration.
The ruling Labour Party announced the resignation of its general secretary, Peter Watt, and said it would return nearly one million euros to a property developer who was discoverd to be giving money under different aliases. The Prime Minister Gordon Brown denied any knowledge of the deception.
The property tycoon, David Abrahams, is thought to have broken donation rules by not being open. Labour was recently investigated for allegedly taking cash in exchange for political titles.
Two other government ministers, including deputy party leader Harriet Harman, have admitted accepting thousands of euros from Abrahams or his middlemen.