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Labour's image takes battering with media sting

Nicholas Leonard

Published 22/03/2010 | 05:00

A Conservative campaign poster accusing Gordon Brown of failing to act in the BA dispute
A Conservative campaign poster accusing Gordon Brown of failing to act in the BA dispute

Three former Labour government ministers have been trapped in a classic media sting operation that showed them to be greedy, gullible and naive.

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The reputation of Westminster politicians is so low that it can hardly fall any further, but the latest proof of their addiction to self-interest has infuriated Prime Minister Gordon Brown as he struggles to mount a credible general election campaign.

The ex-ministers -- Stephen Byers, Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt -- can be seen on the Channel 4 'Dispatches' programme tonight allegedly selling their insider access within the government in exchange for payments of up to €5,500 a day.

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