Straw accused of currying favour


The Times- Straw accused of currying favour

:THE ancient electoral offence of ‘treating’, which bans candidates from bribing voters, is being dusted down by prosecutors after lying unused in law books for a century.

The first allegations of treating to be investigated by the Crown Prosecution Service involve the UK Independence Party (UKIP) providing hot beverages to electors and Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, giving curry to Muslims.

The Representation of the People Act forbids ‘providing meat, drink, entertainment or provision to any person’ for the purpose of corruptly influencing them to vote.

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