MARCH 9, 1998
Bernie takes his million
Professor Gordon McVie of the Cancer Research Campaign condemned Ecclestone's decision to keep his money. "It just underlines the fact that he was intent on improving his business by giving the million in the first place," he said.
Ecclestone himself says that he has been unfairly treated by the Labour Party. "What happened was grossly unfair," he said, "It was badly handled by the Labour Party. They should have either said they were not prepared to disclose donations or give details about who had donated what over the last five years. They were wrongly advised and then they were stupid to go and ask somebody: "Do you think we ought to give the money back? It was completely crazy. They reacted to the press, which was working on disinformation in the first place."