The BBC was prepared to read details of an e-mail exchange relating to the Head of Government Relations Ruth Turner and Mr Blair's chief fundraiser Lord Levy. Excerpts were due to be read on air as evidence of a Number 10 "cover up".That suggests the e-mail relates to conspiracy charges to pervert the course of justice etc., and not necessarily directly to the breach of ancient laws about offering money for titles.
Which again raises the possibility that someone is going to lie down and take the rap for sincere but misguided clerical misdemeanours and be handsomeley paid off - and all that is happening is that they are merely currently haggling over the size of that pay-off. Let us not forget that no-one wants the arcane practices of handing out large sums of money for Titles gets examined in public, even less in a court.
The Sunday Excess of course does not disappoint Lady Di fans , but relegates news of the Lady Di inquest to Page 15 "Di inquest to hear spy secrets" with a picture of a rather tired looking Duke of Edinburgh captioned "ACCUSED"... and explains ...
"Mr Al Fayed claims the Prince and his son were killed on the orders of Prince Philip."Which might remind readers of the beautiful chanteuse of the 60's , who vied with Helen Shapiro, Louise Cordet , the "God daughter" of Prince Philip, whose brother Max was a "God son" of the Duke. Their mother Helen Cordet was the fabled, beautiful, liveley and entrancing Greek owner of the Saddle Room on Park Lane and a very close friend of many, including Philip Mountbatten. Many were touched when in May 1996 he attended her funeral.