"Gordon Brown was facing a full police investigation into Labour’s donations scandal as his campaign team admitted yesterday that it had links with David Abrahams. The Prime Minister was dragged deeper into the affair after it emerged that his election staff had told Harriet Harman about a proxy for Mr Abrahams who might be willing to offer her financial help.....The Times also learnt that Mr Brown was the guest of honour at a dinner at which Mr Abrahams alleges to the BBC that he was 'buttered up' by Jon Mendelsohn, his fundraiser. Mr Brown, then Chancellor, spoke at the annual dinner of the Board of Deputies of British Jews held in April this year. Also at the event were Mr Abrahams and Mr Mendelsohn, who has admitted that he knew that the controversial property developer was using proxies to donate significant sums to Labour. In his statement explaining why he did not speak out on learning of the arrangement, Mr Mendelsohn has said that he had a 'history of past disagreements' with Mr Abrahams and was determined to end his secret funding. However, the two men sat side-by-side at the fundraising dinner in the Portland Hotel, London, this spring. A Labour spokesman said that Mr Mendelsohn recalled sitting next to Mr Abrahams but categorically denied that he had solicited cash."
Gordon Brown faces full police inquiry after admitting links to donor
London Times, 30 November 2007

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