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Wonder what else she doesn't know about?

A tiny news item from today's Financial Times:

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UK minister cleared by Blair

Tony Blair, UK prime minister, has cleared Tessa Jowell, his culture secretary, of breaking ministerial rules even though for four years she did not declare a gift paid to her husband allegedly by Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister.  Mr. Blair found she had not broken the code requiring disclosure of financial interests, including gifts to spouses, as she had been kept in the dark about the payment of $600,000 to her husband, who is a corporate lawyer.

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Right.

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vlad_impaler
Mar. 6th, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)
Hmm, that reminds me a bit of our Premier, Ralph Klein, whose wife won the lottery... legitimately, of course.

Right.
aswanargent
Mar. 6th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
The soap opera continues. David and Tessa have now separated. (Well, if my significant other -- if I had one -- failed to tell me about a $600,000 gift, that might cause a bit of discord in my household as well, lol.)

*sings, sotto voce, "money makes the world go around, the world go around, the world go around..."*
vlad_impaler
Mar. 7th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
"money makes the world go round..."

Oh, don't depress me. I'm going to post something at jenni_snake today that is quite depressing. Well, you might have come across it today in FT...
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