Cameron appoints Maude and Feldman to lead on urgent cross-party talks over political funding
By Paul Goodman
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I understand from senior sources that the Prime Minister has asked Francis Maude and Andrew Feldman to lead on urgent cross-party talks over political funding.
Number 10 obviously wants to take control of the party funding story before Ed Miliband does so: brother David led the charge for Labour on Marr this morning.
It is a predictable move: Maude leads on political funding from the Cabinet Office, and Feldman is the party chairman who deals with the fund-raising side.
David Cameron said earlier today that there will be an internal enquiry into the Cruddas affair. I have a suggestion for it which I'll make later this afternoon.