If you want to clear your conscience, in confidence, this is the place to send documentation without being traced.
Peter Hain’s demise began with the leak of one document, his campaign budget. That tip set in train a process that led directly to him resigning from the cabinet and being investigated by the police for undeclared donations.
You make this blog happen. Sources are anonymous (unless you want credit**). Who is on the fiddle? Who is lying? If you know “the line” is a lie, ask yourself why you got into politics; was it to cover up the truth or tell it?
Gordon was not arrested. Ironically it is also his government’s policy now.
Hat-tip : London Evening Standard
UPDATE : The Fink has a few more examples the Met Police might wish to investigate.
UPDATE : What does Robert Peston think of those who conspire with public officials to leak sensitive information? Does it only matter when it hinders rather than helps the regime?
UPDATE :David Davis on the Today show made the same point, that locking up opposition MPs for 9 hours is a tactic “reminiscent of Robert Mugabe”, Tim Montgomerie doesn’t approve of the comparison.
Sky reporting it was for “conspiracy to cause misconduct in public office”.
You don’t think it might be a heavy-handed move to scare off the famed Treasury mole?
UPDATE : Telegraph has more.
This was the scene this morning in Westminster where Jennifer Ellison was pulling pints, Kym Marsh stayed up north in her local. Guido isn’t bitter or at all disappointed that Jennifer took her place…
UPDATE : By popular request, larger picture. It makes you go blind you know…
Compassionate Left in Action | Mark Wallace
Sainsbury’s Distance Themselves From Sick Cam Tweeter | Speccie
Elites Pay Price for Killing Grammar Schools | Jago Pearson
Thornberry Makes Burnham Leadership Favourite | Matthew Norman
Guido’s Column | Sun
BBC Still Ignoring Savile Evidence | Telegraph
Politicians Brought Down by Twitter | CityAm
Ed the Biggest Loser in Rochester | Trevor Kavanagh
A Just Way to Manage Migration | Mats Persson
Farage is Right | Lord Ashcroft
Give Miliband a Darwin Award | Boris Johnson
Boris on his fellow Islingtonista Emily Thornberry:
“It was an entirely run-of-the-mill English townscape, with some straightforward words to go with it. There was no obvious insult, no abuse, no overt sneering. She might have got away with it entirely, had some alert blogger not spotted it. He instantly detected the coded message that Emily Thornberry was sending to all her right-on, bien-pensant, Labour-luvvie friends in Islington, or wherever else it is that they follow her on Twitter.”