Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ealing Comedies


As you can see here (hat tip to Tom Watson MP), Tony Lit sent a cheque to the Labour Party last month for £4.800, thats just under the cap on donations to the Labour Party. The Tories may try and bluster out of this, but if it was a Labour Candidate at aConservative do and that candidate had sent a cheque for £4.800 to Cameron's Conservatives, I would not be best pleased and therefore I imagine that Labour HQ would be even more angry. So that should say something about how things are with the Conservatives at present. Now some are calling this a dispassionate business transaction, but the fact remains that the cheque is payable to the Labour Party and the signature is Tony Lit's. To use Dizzy's argument I would point out that, yes Tony Lit could have attended the dinner in good conscience, but he didn't have to sign the cheque! You have to hand it to him though, many Tories couldn't stomach doing such a thing
Anyway Tony, thanks for the cheque, much appreciated ;). I myself am all set to go off and do an afternoons campaigning in Ealing myself and will blog on what has been going on on the battlefront tonight or tomorrow morning

7 comments:

Praguetory said...

Er... he didn't sign the cheque. That isn't his signature.

Paul Burgin said...

But why have the Tories not mentioned this themselves. What evidence do you have?

Praguetory said...

Hang on. You made the claim first. What evidence do you have (other than you haven't heard the Tories rebutting this lie)?

Paul Burgin said...

Prague, the evidence holds because the Tories have not contradicted the accusation that Tony Lit sent a cheque to Labour. If someone else signed the cheque you can bet the Tories would have mentioned it for obvious reasons. Namely that they wouldn't want this accusation hanging over their candidate to stick!

Praguetory said...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=avtar+lit+cheque&meta=

It was signed by his dad. I gave you a chance to provide evidence for your claim - you gave none. Poor work to make an unsubstantiated and unsubstantiable claim.

Paul Burgin said...

Prague, I was accepting the info from Tom Watson's blog in good faith, assuming that he would check his sources and not lay himself open in such a way.
In any case, you still have not explained why the Tories were not quick to refute and explain this story in public?

Praguetory said...

Fair points Paul. I blame incompetence on our part.