Friday, April 14, 2006

Corruption inquiry moves closer to No 10

On the face of it, I owe Britain's police an apology. I predicted that the investigation into the corrupt sale of honours would end without charges. There are none yet, but it is unlikely that they would have made a much-publicised arrest if charges were not swiftly to follow.

How typical though that an ordinary working teacher - a volunteer worker for the Labour Party - should be arrested, while the Prime Minister has not even been interviewed. It is impossible that this ordinary man could have orchestrated the whole thing without the involvement of any member of the National Executive, the Cabinet or even of the Parliamentary Party.

Will Plod work his way up from the lowly goombah to the Godfather, or will the former take the rap? Don't hold your breath.

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Corruption inquiry moves closer to No 10

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