Letter to "The Times"

This is the transcript of a letter by His Honour John Samuels, QC to The Times on 28 June 2017

Sir, Will the attorney-general explain in what way the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010 do not apply to the deal with the DUP? The act defines bribery as seeking to influence a decision-maker (namely a voting MP) by giving that person some kind of extra benefit. The financial package negotiated whereby one part of the UK will receive extra funding out of the taxation imposed on other parts of the UK solely to benefit the recipients of that funding is in common parlance, and in law, a bribe.

His Honour John Samuels, QC