Sunday, 30 November 2008

More lies

Such arrogance. "Listen to me proles, this is what you are now instructed to think and believe happened."

As far as I see it, there are three options:

* Labour ministers, most definitely including Jacqui Smith and Gordon Brown, not only knew the arrest it was going to happen, but requested it did.
* Labour ministers, most definitely including Jacqui Smith and Gordon Brown, knew the arrest was going to happen, but didn't request it.
* No Labour minister knew that this was going to happen, frankly incredible given the other ministers that did.

Neither option is good.

1 comment:

Wrinkled Weasel said...

My guess is this:

Someone, probably Brown, demanded that their be a stop to the leaks. An advisor came up with the Damien Green investigation, and as you would expect, gave Brown a list of possible scenarios and outcomes.

Brown said, "Do it, but I don't want to know anymore. Let me know when Green has been arrested, but not before."

Brown has not denied he knew about a possible investigation. He has specifically denied he did not know of the arrest. That bit is easy.

Brown has form. The devil is in the detail. In this case it is pretty easy to go for plausible deniability.

It is inconceivable the PM did not know of the impending arrest and detention of a Shadow Front Bench MP.

The "Police cock-up" theory is, on the surface, the most believable, but really, are they that stupid? Even then, Michael Martin certainly knew what was going on or he wouldn't have rolled over so quickly, without being tipped off in advance.

What we need is a "Deep Throat".
I hope this is Brown's Watergate. I hope so. I hope a good journalist starts digging and finds an email or a whistleblower or something to nail the bastard and put him in court.