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Scotland Yard wrote to SNP MP Angus MacNeil to confirm it was considering' his letter urging police to look at the matter. He contacted the force after former Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott claimed the practice remained rife. The letter has been passed
Mr Clegg is facing awkward questions over alleged cash for honours after senior Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott quit the party last month complaining he had failed to expose and end cash for peerages in all parties, including our own'. Scotland Yard has
Vince Cable's dangerous friendship with the erratic peer Matthew Oakeshott might cause him more trouble today. While the wealthy Lord Oakeshott was plotting to oust Nick Clegg from the Lib Dem leadership, for which he has now resigned from the party,
Media playback is unsupported on your device Oakeshott resignation 'inevitable', says former leader 28 May 2014 Last updated at 14:34 BST The former leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Menzies Campbell has said the resignation of Lord Oakeshott was "
For the next 17 days, Oakeshott was under extraordinary pressure in his personal life, even as he was being politically courted by Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott and lobbied by billionaires like Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. During those weeks, his family'
I am now testing the waters with Malcolm, to see if he wants to be a minister in a Labor government, if he does I would be happy to propose it.'' The conversations were nothing more than ''flirtatious'', Mr Oakeshott says, and Mr Turnbull does not
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Party political logos: Halfon, Nandy and Oakeshott 2 March 2014 Last updated at 10:45 GMT Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps said he wanted to rebrand the Tories as the Workers' party' to show it can
Media playback is unsupported on your device Meet the author: Philip Lymbery 31 January 2014 Last updated at 09:40 GMT Campaigner Philip Lymbery is the chief executive of Compassion In World Farming, a group which wants to put an end to factory
On a day dubbed Fat Cat Wednesday', the report warned there is clearly something wrong' with the excesses of executive pay in this country. Britain's 100 biggest public companies earn a total pay package of £4.3million, including their salary and