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    Crony Gets Peerage - Is this Government Corrupt?

    Mr Johnson brushed aside objections from the House of Lords Appointments Commission to elevate Tory former treasurer Peter Cruddas to the upper house.

    Mr Johnson defended his nomination of Mr Cruddas in a letter to Appointments Commission chairman Lord Bew.

    The Prime Minister rejected "historic concerns" raised about Mr Cruddas, relating to allegations that he offered access to then-prime minister David Cameron in exchange for donations.

    Mr Johnson said: "The most serious accusations levelled at the time were found to be untrue and libellous," and an internal Conservative Party investigation "found there had been no intentional wrongdoing".

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