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LibDem peer in glass house throws stones at Tory councils

Tim Montgomerie writes:

Oakeshott_matthew LibDem peer Lord Oakeshott has been enjoying himself in the media over the last 24 hours; decrying Tory councils like Winchester who made deposits with banks in Iceland.

Lord Oakeshott should have looked in his own backyard before running in front of the Today programme's microphone: "Councils who have put money in Iceland banks last week, like Winchester who put £1m in a subsidiary of Landsbanki only a month ago, they must have been blind and deaf."  Quoted in The Telegraph.

He continued: "By mid-September, the alarm bells were ringing and red lights flashing all over Iceland and its banks. How could the council possibly have missed them?"

But LibDem Sutton had £5.5m deposited with Iceland banks and made a £2m deposit as recently as the end of September.

Sutton Tory councillor Paul Scully is essential reading for more.


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