‘The coalition parties shared £520,000 bequeathed by Joan Edwards because it was understood her will said it should go to “whoever was in government”.
The Daily Mail says it has seen Ms Edwards’s will and reports that it made no reference to any political party.’
The woman was duped into thinking that ‘whoever was in government’ would sit down and think really hard about how to make best use of the funds. She didn’t imagine that the UK would ever be run by someone like Dishonest Dave who is desperate to bolster his coffers for 2015.
UPDATE: I’ve been told by a ‘Bystander’ that the ConDems have given the quids back?
Steal off an Old Lady? You bet we would if we thought we’d get away with it.
‘Attorney General Dominic Grieve, who is a Tory MP, has also been dragged into the extraordinary row after it emerged his office was approached by the solicitors handling the estate earlier this year.’
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/conservatives-and-lib-dems-to-hand-back-joan-edwards-500000-donation-meant-for-government–not-parties-8760778.html Nice pic Courtesy The Independent. Shows their soullessness nicely.