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Monday, October 03, 2005

Well, it looks like politicians across the pond are now being dragged into the investigation of Tom DeLay, specifically, Margaret Thatcher

MARGARET Thatcher is to be questioned by police over a secret corruption probe.

The 79-year-old former Premier is said to have met Republican Congressman Tom DeLay while he was on a suspected favours-for-freebies scam run by shady US lobbyists.

In return for his free holiday, DeLay - who resigned as Republican leader of Congress last week after being accused of laundering political funds - allegedly backed legislation favourable to lobby groups.

Disclosing that US authorities were seeking aid from UK counterparts, a secret Home Office briefing says: "One visit to the UK involved a meeting with Mrs Margaret Thatcher.

And it all relates to a golfing junket to Scotland in 2000, with the lobbyist who's tied in with DeLay & his equally corrupt crony, superlobbyist Jack Abramoff

And, as it turns out, Thatcher's not the only politician getting investigated for meeting with DeLay-it appears the investigative misery is inflicting itself on others as well

The document says: "US officials are investigating whether Abramoff was involved in obtaining legislative assistance from public officials in exchange for arranging and underwriting trips to the UK."

The holidays involved playing golf at St Andrews in Scotland, dinner with unnamed members of the Scottish Parliament, theatre trips in London and luxury hotel accommodation.

And how aggravating is this going to get for members of Scotland's parliament?

How about THIS aggravating?

Members of the Scottish Parliament will be questioned concerning any contacts they may have had with Abramoff, DeLay or members of their party.

Scottish police will collect hotel record, bills, invoices, and statements.

I thought Abramoff's & DeLay's corruption was pretty much limited to this side of the world, but it seems the twin viruses of Arrogant power & overarching schemes to raise enormous sums of money may have infected others outside the US


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