Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

"Met will not probe expenses leak"

Mrs Rigby has just spotted this item here Timed at Tuesday, 19 May 2009 14:19 UK

"The Metropolitan Police will not investigate the leak of MPs' expenses to a newspaper, Scotland Yard has said.
Senior officers and Crown Prosecution Service solicitors decided that a police inquiry would not be in the public interest.
Commons authorities had called in the Met after the Daily Telegraph published details of MPs' expenses claims.
Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said the force was working with the CPS to study whether MPs broke the law.
The decision not to investigate the leak was taken at a meeting between the CPS and officers from the Met's Economic and Specialist Crime Command, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
He added that they concluded that a public interest defence would be a "significant hurdle" to any successful prosecution."
Hmmm, that's interesting, and could have meant another nail in Mr Martin's parliamentary coffin had he not resigned a few minutes after this hit the media, because it was the Speaker's Office that called for Police involvement.

1 comment:

Wrinkled Weasel said...

The Plod go with the wind. This week, the wind is blowing in the direction of the people.