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New Allegations Hit Prescott's Office

7 July 2006

LONDON, England – As reported by 24 Dash News: "John Prescott's future was under further scrutiny today amid fresh allegations that his office assisted billionaire Philip Anschutz's bid to run a super-casino in the Millennium Dome by scuppering a rival application in Southend-on-Sea.

"Emails have come to light purporting to show that the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister tried to scupper a rival super-casino application by planning officials from Southend-on-Sea Council.

"They came as the Tories accused Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell of ignoring allegations that Mr Prescott breached the Ministerial Code by visiting billionaire Philip Anschutz's ranch.

"Pressure on Mr Prescott showed no sign of relenting, despite the Deputy Prime Minister's insistence yesterday that he would not quit…"

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