Daily Archives: November 13, 2008

Jim Pickard

Team Cameron seemed relieved last night that they had put a lid on the Dover affair.

The party removed the whip from the MEP on Wednesday night and began the process of expelling him. This came after an official report into his use of Brussels allowances to pay his wife and daughter. Dover – former chief whip for the party in Europe – has been ordered to repay more than £500,000 of expenses and the issue has been referred to Olaf, the European anti-fraud office.

But what about the £57,65o given by Dover to the Tories in 29 separate donations since 2001? Will Cameron keep this money? Or the two donations of £1,200 and £1,700 given by “MP Holdings” (run by Mrs Dover) in 2007 and 2004?

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