I was out at the time when the news broke about the arrest of Rebekah Brooks, an occurence that raises some interesting initial questions. She was, it will be recalled, due to appear on Tuesday next with both Murdochs at a session of the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport. So:
Who took the decision to arrest her?
What discussions, if any, took place between the police and the government (Cameron) about when she would be arrested?
By arresting her, are the police guilty of interfering with parliamentary business - if she is still in custody, how can she attend the hearing?
Is there any significance about the fact that she was arrested after resigning, rather than before.
Does the timing of her arrest have anything to do with the prevention of disclosing police corrpution at Westminster?
The list of questions for a cynic such as I is virtually endless.......
On another tack, much has been made of the fact that Cameron made a glaring error hiring Coulson after he had been sacked by the News of The World. Now regular readers will be aware that I am not 'best mates' with Cameron, however I have to raise the question: what is the difference in Cameron hiring someone fired by the News of The World and David Laws being 're-hired' by Cameron? Both have what may be called 'questionable cvs', do they not? Yet I recall not one politician's voice raised in anger about the proposed re-hiring of the latter - and most certainly not that of Clegg!
Apologies, did someone just mention something about double-standards..............?