This is not so. Mr Al Fayed's revelations were first published on 20 October 1994. The Home Office rejected his citizenship application on 23 February 1995, more than four months later. If anyone was taking revenge it was the Tory government.
Mr Al Fayed's motivation was simple: despite considerable personal and commercial risk he told what he knew because he believed the voters had a right to know what some of their elected representatives get up to hiding behind the letters MP.
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