Over on Dale’s blog, Daniel Kawczynski, the Tory MP who handed over a constituent’s letter to the police without a warrant, has written a lengthy self-justification blaming the Speaker and the police for his own stupidity (as well as using his staffers as human shields).
He emailed a very similar lengthy missive last week after Guido suggested he was an idiot. Having taken the time to read his squirming explanation Guido replied
I have taken the time to read all the documentation and simply have one question:-
Would you be willing to hand over another constituent’s letter in similar circumstances?
He hasn’t replied. Perhaps he needs another few days…