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:William Hague 'failed to ensure Lord Ashcroft honoured tax commitment'
'William Hague is accused today by a former head of the Civil Service of failing to ensure that Lord Ashcroft honoured his commitment to the British taxpayer.
Lord Turnbull said that it was Mr Hague's responsibility, as Lord Ashcroft's "sponsor", to ensure that the billionaire Tory donor fulfilled the undertakings he gave in return for his peerage. "We were taking Hague's word that he had negotiated this deal and it turns out that he had negotiated a deal with a loophole," Lord Turnbull said.'