Friday, November 28, 2008

Damien Green-Gate: The Consequences of Mouthing Off


No, not Damien Green, right in tell tale pink tie being led away by officers of the crown. According to the Tories at least he's been helping police with their inquiries over his part in some document leakage. Even Gordon Brown may have been involved in some of that as an opposition spokesman, back in the day when Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth. But as I don't know the facts I'll follow Iain Dale's advice, just this once.

It's always dangerous to comment on breaking news stories. The full facts are rarely known ...

Naturally Iain ignores his own warning, perhaps concluding that the Labour Party's favourite Tory Blogger is not someone to trust? And he's added 650 words to the 200 or so he put up earlier here and earlier here.

An extraordinary state of affairs. So is there more to it than meets the eye? I couldn't possibly comment. Dead Sheep Labourboy has savaged the LPFTB, four posts and counting.

But Iain Dale will no doubt keep digging this morning. The question for me would be this:
"If there isn't anything more to this than a Tory Mimicster conspiring on a series of national security leaks how will the Great British Public see this?" Will it be a case of Magna Carta (rights for hereditory robber barons)? Or Anthony Blunt (whatever)?

12 comments:

tory boys never grow up said...

It was always the Tory way to open their mouths before engaging their brains - if you want to see another recent example look at Blaney's latest garbage on Blunkett and his links to the Sheffield rapist.

Chris Paul said...

This doesn't look too clever right now though. Is some Met Police muppet up to no good? Or is there a real story waiting to be told?

Everybody Hates Chris said...

On what basis do you assert that this has anything to do with national security?

If you want to ignore advice on not commenting on breaking news then at least be honest about the few facts that have emerged.

Green's arrest was nothing to do with national security. The invetigtion was initiated at the behest of the Home Office. Boris Johnson knew about the arrest before it occured and it has been suggested that David Cameron also knew - and yet Jacqui Smith and other have refused to comment on whether they knew themselves.

And if the government are completely in the dark, can you explain how the new Minister for (or should that be against) Immigration was all over the media this morning with heavy hints that there was more to this than meets the eye - in fact, pretty much as you have just done with no corroborating evidence (plus ca change).

Chris Paul said...

Certainly doesn't have anything to do with you having any sort of sense of humour. What a complete muppet.

You're banned. No more please.

Everybody Hates Chris said...
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Anonymous said...

The British Statsi are slipping.

Green was not shot whilst "attepting to excape".

Wally Range said...

Labour probably wanted to lock him up for 42 days without even telling him what the charge was.

benchilltory said...

New Labour ?more like new Zimbabwe
Gordon Mugabe,Zanulab.

Everybody Hates Chris said...

However much I might think that Labour's approach to civil liberties is unacceptable, there is no way that they can be compared to Mugabe or Zanu. I just think that belittles what the people of Zimbabwe have had to put up with from their fascist government.

Chris Paul said...

I'll leave that one EHC. This is standard baiting from Tories who think no-one knows who they are, and also from the far-right.

No doubt we'll find out in the Spring what Green has done and caused to be done. Meanwhile it's well below the fold already on the websites. And whatever they may say the Tories ain't libertarians and they're making this more obvious now.

benchilltory said...

EHC,
Mugabe and his government are Socialist!

benchilltory said...

EHC,
Mugabe and his government are Socialist!