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MAJOR DRAWS AWAY FROM ATTACK ON LABOUR SLEAZE

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Corruption allegations levelled by Conservative party chairman Jeremy Hanley have been drawn reaction ranging from ...
Corruption allegations levelled by Conservative party chairman Jeremy Hanley have been drawn reaction ranging from anger to bemusement from the nine local authorities involved, reports The Guardian (p6).

The paper has responses from Birmingham, Lambeth, Haringey, Derbyshire, Liverpool, Monklands, Falkirk, South Tyneside and Tameside largely rejecting 'outdated' accusations and 'desperate smears'.

The Daily Telegraph (p8) focuses on Conservative allegations concerning Tameside, Derbyshire, Birmingham and Monklands while using Westminster, Wandsworth, Bromley and Rochester as examples of accused Tory 'rotten boroughs'.

The paper reports that the prime minister was reticent when asked in the Commons yesterday to agree with Mr Hanley's comments.

Mr Major failed to mention corruption but condemned 'waste, inefficiency and malpractice'.

The Daily Express (p12) reports that Conservative party deputy chair John Maples apologised for Mr Hanley's comments.

He claimed that his boss had not meant to imply that Labour councillors were fiddling the system, the paper reports.

The Daily Express says it has 'uncovered several more examples of ineptitude'.

They include Humberside, Liverpool and Plymouth.

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