Talk:Ruth Turner (political advisor)

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BLP concerns[edit]

This article is slightly more than 1/3 about two scandals. In the case of the Cash for Peerages scandal, it all eventually came to nothing. Of course the Cash for Peerages scandal was a big one, but her role in it is unclear, and the article merely casts doubt on her without actually giving us any real information. I am not suggesting that everything about Cash for Peerages be removed, just raising the question of undue weight.

The other alleged scandal seems quite different. We source it only to the Daily Mail, which is not a very good source. Apparently her husband (boyfriend?) was involved in the awarding of a contract to a company which she'd left beyond 2 years prior. It seems more like political gossip than an actual scandal.

I will leave this note on the talk page of the article, but I will not get involved with editing it since I am informally advising (as a volunteer only) the Tony Blair Faith Foundation on their Internet strategy and although I don't think this gives me any conflict of interest, I would not want there to be any concern about that. I merely bring this up as a likely violation of our WP:BLP policies and leave it to your judgment. The subject of the article did not bring this to my attention, I just noticed it while preparing for a phone call.--Jimbo Wales (talk) 15:26, 30 June 2010 (UTC)