Labour call in the Police

After new problems for Labour with the Scottish Labour Party now embroiled in the donations row, the police have now been called in by Labour to investigate the donations they have received.

What is humilating for Labour is that minister after minister has been wheeled out in front of the press for the last four days telling us that their own internal investigation was all that was required, and that calling the police was just opportunistic and playing politics by the opposition parties. It is worth noting too that it was the Lib Dems who first suggested this was a police matter.

This is like some sort of slow and lingering death and now with a police investigation likely to take months and then possible charges, it leaves a storm cloud hanging over Gordon Brown's government and will, like heavy storms, leave some damage in its wake for some time to come.

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