... that Labour were covering up failing hospitals during the last government.
Last October, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt accused his Labour predecessor, Andy Burnham of doing just that, and Burnham whined to anyone who would listen that he was consulting lawyers. Hunt and the Conservatives did not withdraw their allegations.
Now we know, because Burnham had to declare it in the Register of Parliamentary Interests that he was provided with £16,665 worth of legal services offered by Steel & Shamash, the Labour Party’s solicitors, and £8,250 from Gavin Millar QC, a defamation specialist.
Burnham has not issued any proceedings, from which we can deduce that his very expensive advisors told him not to bother, and we can further presume that the allegations were correct.