Brown Sinks Deeper Into Fund Scandal

Flap over illegal donations has Labour reeling
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2007 8:15 AM CST
Gordon Brown at his monthly press conference.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The British scandal over political donations deepened today with PM Gordon Brown implicated in the affair and facing possible questioning from police, reports the Times of London. Accusations of illegal proxy donations are engulfing the Labour Party, which only last year faced down a police inquiry over the so-called "cash-for-honors" scandal that saw Tony Blair questioned by Scotland Yard.

Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, said Brown's campaign chief put her in touch with  a proxy donor of wealthy businessman David Abrahams. Her revelation came after a press conference in which Brown's support for Harman was distinctly thin. Brown's troubled November has seen support for Labour drop to 32%, 11 points behind the Tories. (Read more Gordon Brown stories.)