1. Met Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick is a paranoid nutcase
2. The Tories are prepared to go to any lengths to discourage Constable Quick from asking his questions.
If number two is correct, why the desperation?
Here is The Mail - the paper where grovelling apology = talking to my lawyers tomorrow about taking this matter further.
In the meantime, I wonder how long it will be before the Tories start to acknowledge - in public - that the offence that a number of their senior figures appear to be implicated in (and for which there appears to be a good deal of prima facie evidence) is serious enough to torpedo their claims to be a fit party of government?
Unless they are prepared to condemn the co-ordination of informers within Whitehall (a significant step-up from what Gordon Brown allegedly did in the 1990s), there is no reason why Labour shouldn't run that ad.
Could any party govern effectively under such circumstances?