Following the meeting of the Tory party management board this afternoon, the party has u-turned and handed over full control of the investigation into the bullying scandal to Clifford Chance. In other words they have finally agreed to let it be independent. They will offer second interviews to those who have already spoken to the party’s initial investigation, while Feldman and Halfon will recuse themselves from the board meeting that discusses the report. Crossbencher Lord Pannick QC will review the whole process. Pannick stations!