The same Tessa Jowell who’s husband - a corrupt lawyer - was banged up for accepting bribes from Burlusconi.
From Wiki:- He was accused of money-laundering and alleged tax fraud involving Silvio Berlusconi; he was convicted in first instance and on appeal, but the conviction was quashed by the Supreme Court of Cassation.
Probably that statement made by the OP is thus actionable under English Law. His appeal was based on a statute of limitations defence, but certainly he was never accused of accepting bribes (indeed the question would suggest itself, 'bribed to do what'?)
Anyway, it triggered me to vote for Tessa as choice one.