Sunday, 17 July 2011
Telegraph: Get Out Of This One Dave
It's hard to add anything to this from the newspaper that many refer to as "The Daily Torygraph".
"I’d like to have seen the Prime Minister’s face as he read this statement from the Met:
The MPS has this afternoon, Sunday 17 July, arrested a female in connection with allegations of corruption and phone hacking. At approximately 12.00 hrs a 43-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting together with officers from Operation Elveden. She is currently in custody.
She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906. The Operation Weeting team is conducting the new investigation into phone hacking. Operation Elveden is the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police. This investigation is being supervised by the IPCC.
It would be inappropriate to discuss any further details regarding these cases at this time."
Now Sky News has confirmed that the 43-year-old woman is indeed Rebekah Brooks, disgraced former CEO of News International and member of David Cameron’s social circle. I suppose I should say former member of Dave’s circle, but Andy Coulson was at Chequers soon after he left Number 10 in disgrace, so who knows?
How very, very badly all this reflects on the PM. It will be difficult to vote Tory at the next election."