+ + + Yates Names Ed Llewellyn + + +

In an email in September 2010, David Cameron’s Chief of Staff told Yates of the Yard that he would be “grateful” if the Prime Minister was not told about the Met’s relationship with Coulson’s former deputy, and phone hacking suspect, Neil Wallis. He is also alleged to have turned down a briefing on the phone-hacking situation from the police. Steve Hilton also claims he told Ed Llewellyn about the information passed on to him by the Guardian. Llewellyn claims that he did not pass this information on to his boss. Though it’s likely to be overshadowed by today’s other events, the pack smell blood, and it’s doesn’t look good for Dave’s £140,000 school chum and ultra-loyalist.

UPDATE: The Telegraph are keeping up the pressure.




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Stephen Bush writing in the New Statesman‘s morning briefing…

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