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We have received sensational footage from the popular game show Who Wants to Be a London Mayor?. It was withdrawn following the revelation that Tory candidate Jeffrey Archer phoned a friend to solicit a false alibi. Publicist Max Clifford denies the tape was passed to him by an ex-employee of Anglia TV who was humiliated by Archer over champagne and shepherd's pie after the recording. We would like to state that no money changed hands in bringing you this explosive transcript...

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Baroness Thatcher, in August, as London Tories prepared to vote: "Tireless energy and unquenchable enthusiasm are Jeffrey Archer's hallmarks. These are precisely the qualities that the Conservative candidate for mayor of London requires. Jeffrey has my wholehearted support."

THE ARCHER AFFAIR: 'Daily Star' will lodge appeal after demanding pounds 3m compensation

AS SENIOR officers at Scotland Yard met yesterday to discuss their next move in the case, speculation grew that even if Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare is not prosecuted on criminal charges, he could still face millions of pounds in damages from a civil action.

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THE REMOVAL of the Conservative whip from Lord Archer was, of course, as welcome as it was inevitable. But the alacrity with which William Hague and the rest of the Tory leadership have - rightly - dropped their old chum is hardly an edifying sight.

THE ARCHER AFFAIR: Once, the great and good lined up to back Archer. Where are they now?

HE WAS once a star turn for the Conservatives. Prime Ministers, Cabinet members and the grandees enjoyed his hospitality and returned the warmest of compliments. Now Jeffrey Archer is shunned, isolated, a subject of savage attacks. Hell hath no fury like the Tories scorned.

THE ARCHER AFFAIR - The outcast: Hague withdraws party whip from Lord Archer

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The outcast: Tory party turns on Archer as Hague withdraws whip

LORD ARCHER of Weston-super-Mare faced near-certain expulsion from the Conservative Party last night and a legal challenge that may re-examine claims that he slept with a prostitute.

Leading Article: Just a rumour

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