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19 December 2013updated 26 Sep 2015 10:01am

Peter Cruddas: an apology

By New Statesman

Peter Cruddas: An apology

In a recent blog post by former Conservative Councillor Imran Khan, under the headline “A catalogue of corruption”, we referred to Mr Cruddas’ offer to provide access to the Prime Minister in return for a donation to party funds. Mr Cruddas has asked us to state, and we accept, that the Conservative Party makes no secret of the fact that it publicly offers the opportunity for donors of substantial sums to attend dinners with the Prime Minister.

He successfully sued the Sunday Times for suggesting that in seeking donations on this basis, his conduct was corrupt. The New Statesman does not wish to suggest anything different and we apologise to Mr Cruddas if readers were left in any doubt.

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