Thursday, March 23, 2006

Picking on the Brits II: To Sirs With Love

While the mania over Princess Di is shared by many Americans, the notion of people buying their way into the British aristocracy seems like something out of a BBC sitcom.

In the latest iteration of this time-honored tradition, some rich blokes have been surreptitiously loaning money to the British Labor Party, who then get recommended for peerages by Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Slate has the whole sordid stupid silly story.

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