Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cameron: Levy Not Victim of Anti-Semitism

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cameron: Levy Not Victim of Anti-Semitism

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Byline: NICHOLAS CECIL

TONY BLAIR'S fundraiser Lord Levy, who is at the centre of the cash-for-peerages inquiry, is not the victim of an "anti-Semitic witchhunt", says David Cameron.

The Tory leader, however, accused Labour of leaving businessmenwho had given loans to the party "twisting in the wind".

Leading members of the Jewish community have suggested Lord Levy, who has been arrested in the loans investigation, is at risk of becoming a victim of anti-Semitic forces.

However, Mr Cameron told The Jewish Chronicle: "I don't buy the theory that Lord Levy is being hounded in any way because he is Jewish. He is being looked into because the police believe there is a case to be looked at... I really don't buy the idea that there is some sort of anti-Semitic witchhunt."

Biotech boss Sir Christopher Evans, who lent Labour [pounds sterling]1 million and has also been arrested, wrote to colleagues highlightingconcerns that he and Lord Levy could be made scapegoats. …

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