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Conservative leader Michael Howard has returned a donation of £500,000 to Lord Ashcroft, the party's biggest donor, after the peer said that the Tories could not win the next election, it was reported last night.

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JOHN MAJOR called for a moratorium on the release of any more papers from past Tory governments in the run-up to the general election after accusing Labour of a "dirty tricks" campaign.
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