The Al Jazeera bombing memo is an unpublished memorandum made within the British government which purports to be the minutes of a discussion between United States President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Daily Mirror published a story on its front page on 22 November 2005 claiming that the memo quotes Bush speculating about a US bombing raid on Al Jazeera world headquarters in the Qatari capital Doha and other locations. The story claims that Blair persuaded Bush to take no action. ...more on Wikipedia about "Al Jazeera bombing memo"
Anthony Claud Frederick Lambton (born 10 July 1922), formerly 6th Earl of Durham and known before 1970 as Viscount Lambton, was a Conservative Member of Parliament and a cousin of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the former Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anthony Lambton"
Antonia de Sancha (born September 14, 1961) is an actress known to have had an affair with British Conservative Member of Parliament David Mellor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Antonia de Sancha"
The Arms-to-Iraq affair concerned the uncovering of the government-endorsed sale of arms by British companies to Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The scandal contributed to the growing dissatisfaction with the Conservative government of John Major and may have contributed to the electoral landslide for Tony Blair's Labour Party at the 1997 general election. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arms-to-Iraq"
Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone (born October 28 1930 in Suffolk, England) is the president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, and as such is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. His control of the sport, which resulted from his pioneering the sale of television rights in the late 1970s, is chiefly financial, but under the terms of the Concorde Agreement he and his companies also manage the administration, setup and logistics of each Formula One grand prix. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bernie Ecclestone"
The Burrell affair was a scandal in 2002 which arose from a number of allegations about the behaviour of the British Royal Family and their servants. ...more on Wikipedia about "Burrell affair"
The cash-for-questions affair was the one of the biggest political scandals of the 1990s in the United Kingdom. It began in October 1994 when The Guardian newspaper alleged that London's most successful parliamentary lobbyist, Ian Greer of Ian Greer Associates, had bribed two Conservative Members of Parliament in exchange for asking parliamentary questions, and other tasks, on behalf of the controversial Egyptian owner of Harrods department store, Mohamed Al-Fayed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cash-for-questions affair"
Christine Keeler (born February 22, 1942) was a British model and showgirl. Her involvement with a British government minister discredited the Conservative administration of Harold Macmillan in 1963 in what is known as the Profumo Affair. ...more on Wikipedia about "Christine Keeler"
The Crichel Down affair was a British political scandal of 1954, with a disproportionate subsequent effect and notoriety. The resignation of the government minister Sir Thomas Dugdale has been taken as setting a precedent on ministerial responsibility, even though the doctrine supposed to arise from the affair is only partially supported by the details. Lord Carrington, Dugdale's junior minister, offered his resignation but was told to stay on. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crichel Down affair"
The Right Honourable David Blunkett (born June 6, 1947) is a British Labour Party politician and has been Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside since 1987. Blind since birth, and from a poor family, he has still been able to rise through the ranks to become first Education Secretary from 1997 to 2001, and then Home Secretary from 2001 to 2004, when he resigned after a scandal. Following the 2005 General Election he was appointed to the position of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, but was again forced to resign on November 2, 2005 after a series of reports about his external business interests during his brief time outside the cabinet. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Blunkett"
Dr. David Christopher Kelly CMG ( May 17, 1944 – July 17, 2003) was an employee of the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD), an expert in biological warfare, and a former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. His talk with a journalist about the British government's dossier on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq inadvertently caused a major political scandal, and he was found dead days after appearing before a Parliamentary committee investigating it. The Hutton Inquiry, a public inquiry into his death, ruled that he had committed suicide. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Kelly"
The briefing paper entitled Iraq: Its Infrastructure of Concealment, Deception and Intimidation has come to be known as the Dodgy Dossier. It was issued to journalists by the Labour Prime Minister's Director of Communications and Strategy Alastair Campbell on 3 February 2003 and concerned Iraqi production and use of weapons of mass destruction. The paper was a follow-up to the previously issued September Dossier, and was issued to support UK government policy on the confrontation with Iraq. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dodgy Dossier"
The "Downing Street memo" (occasionally DSM), sometimes described by critics of the Iraq War as the "smoking gun memo", contains an overview of a secret 23 July 2002 meeting among United Kingdom Labour government, defence and intelligence figures, discussing the build-up to the war—including direct reference to classified United States policy of the time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Downing Street memo"
Edwina Currie Jones (née Cohen, born 13 October 1946 in Liverpool to a Jewish family) is a former British Member of Parliament. A pupil at The Belvedere School and Liverpool Institute High School for Girls, she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Anne's College, Oxford University; subsequently, she took a Master's degree in economic history at the London School of Economics. From 1975 to 1986 she served as a Birmingham City Councillor. In 1983 she stood for parliament as a member of the Conservative Party, and was elected as the member for South Derbyshire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edwina Currie"
Geoffrey Robinson (born May 25, 1938 in Sheffield) has been a British Member of Parliament for Coventry North West, a safe Labour seat, since a by-election on 4 March 1976 caused by the death of former MP Maurice Edelman. He is a member of the Labour Party and a former Paymaster General ( 1997- 98). He resigned from that post in December 1998 after it was revealed that he had secretly lent his government colleague Peter Mandelson £373,000 to buy a house, whilst under investigation for fraud by Mr Mandelson's department. He is the owner of the New Statesman, a left-leaning weekly political magazine. In 2002 he was arrested for speeding and detained for suspected possession of cocaine, but no evidence was found to link the discovery to him. ...more on Wikipedia about "Geoffrey Robinson"
The Right Honourable Sir George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, PC (born April 4, 1918), is the longest serving member of the House of Lords, having succeeded his father, the First World War naval commander Lord Jellicoe, in 1935 and come of age and taken his seat in 1939. During the Second World War he served with and then commanded the Special Boat Section and was among the first Allied soldiers to enter German-occupied Athens. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe"
The Hinduja brothers (Srichand, Gopichand and Prakash) are an Indian business family. They are believed to own assets worth more than eight billion US Dollars, and know many high-profile public figures. The fourth Hinduja brother Ashok is located in India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hinduja brothers"
Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton, generally known as Hugh Dalton ( 1887- 1962) was a British Labour Party politician, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1945 to 1947. He was implicated in a political scandal involving budget leaks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hugh Dalton"
The Hutton Inquiry was a British judicial inquiry chaired by Lord Hutton, appointed by the United Kingdom Labour government to investigate the death of a government weapons expert, Dr David Kelly. The inquiry opened in August 2003 and reported on January 28, 2004. Its terms of reference were to "urgently
James ('Jimmy') Henry Thomas, ( October 3, 1874 - January 21, 1949) was a British trade unionist and Labour politician. He was involved in a political scandal involving budget leaks. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Henry Thomas"
The Right Honourable Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is the author of a number of books, is a former MP and was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, and was later convicted of perjury. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare"
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The Right Honourable John Jeremy Thorpe (born April 29, 1929) is a British politician, who was leader of the Liberal Party from 1967 to 1976. He is best remembered for losing his post and his seat in Parliament as a result of charges brought against him regarding his involvement in a conspiracy to murder an alleged former gay lover, which were overturned in court. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jeremy Thorpe"
Jo Moore (born 1963) served as a British political advisor and press officer, and was embroiled in scandal while working as advisor to the Transport, Local Government and Regions Secretary Stephen Byers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jo Moore"
The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH, PC (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer before succeeding Thatcher as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. He retired from the House of Commons in the 2001 general election. He has written an autobiography that was a top 10 best-seller. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "John Major"
John Garlick Llewellyn Poulson ( April 14, 1910 - January 31, 1993) was a British architect who caused a major political scandal when his use of bribery and connections to senior politicians were disclosed in 1972. The most high-ranking figure to be forced out was Conservative Home Secretary Reginald Maudling. Poulson served a jail sentence, but continued to protest his innocence. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Poulson"
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