— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) March 9, 2015
The scurrilous Guido Fawkes blog has been traducing Labourâ€™s candidate for Ealing Central & Acton today. They say:
Rupa Huq, Labourâ€™s candidate in Ealing, was also a fierce Blair critic, arguing the â€œlegitimacyâ€ of the Iraq War has been â€œdemolishedâ€.
The blog misrepresented what Huq said in an old blog post of her own.
Of course Rupa Huq has never said anything incendiary about Tony Blair and or Iraq. She rarely says anything at all, let alone anything controversial.
Rupa Huq is on the list of 106 target constituencies to which Tony Blair has given Â£1,000 per seat. So far two candidates have refused Blairâ€™s cash.
Received donation from Tony Blair. Instinct was to not accept. Discussed with team. Dundee East is not accepting the Â£1000.
— Lesley Brennan (@LesleyEastend) March 8, 2015
Northampton North Labour candidate, @Sally_Keeble also turns down a Â£1,000. donation from former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair
— Politico Daily (@Politico_Daily) March 9, 2015
We can assume that Huq will keep the money and keep quiet â€“ that is what she does.