06 December 2008

BAE accused of £100m secret payments to secure South African arms deal

A word of warning on this, in that it is a story that only the Guardian is pursuing seriously over here. Your blogger was not allowed to use BAE- pinochet deals as a case study in a report to a client. So it is all "alleged" m'lud. If you go to the December 5th story linked from this report : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/05/bae-armstrade, you will note that the man who wouldnt let the SFO prosecute in another case, allegedly acted as lobbyist in this one....conflict of interest? Well, he was PM, so he wouldnt have been paid. So that's all right then. All done "in the national interest".

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