31 January, 2007

Lord Cashpoint arrested.

Crumbling Spires is re-opening for business with the news that, just when it was about to come to an end, the cash for honours police investigation has taken an interesting turn. Previously, the intrepid Assistant Commissioner Yates of the Yard has been looking into how Blair flogged honours in return for donations to the Labour Party; a juicy political scandal which may destroy this government but hardly likely to result in jail sentences. However, over the last three weeks Yates' focus has changed to more serious criminal matters than the sale of a few gongs: perverting the course of justice.

A fortnight ago, Ruth Turner, the Downing Street director of government relations, was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Yesterday Lord Levy, aka Lord Cashpoint, was re-arrested on similar suspicions. The Daily Telegraph has the details.

Obviously, for legal reasons, not too much can be said at this time but the Scotland Yard inquiry team do seem to feel that Downing Street has been obstructing their inquiry and that e-mails, relevant to the case have been destroyed.

Update @17:35

Monsters and Critics has an interesting American perspective on the affair

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