Friday, 17 April 2009

Damien Green vs Jacqui Smith

Damien Green has been cleared by Crown Prosecution Service due to "insufficient evidence". Jacqui Smith response was it would have been "irresponsible" for the police not to have taken action.

Actually no, what's "irresponsible" is Jacqui Smith using the police as a political tool, of continuing to waste money due to ineptness and greed. £5m for a five-month police investigation, which discovers information leaked on the government's immigration policy was not secret, did not affect national security or put lives at risk. She might as well have taken the money ripped it up and flushed it down the loo.

Perhaps there's a sliver lining surround this 24ct gold cloud though. Brown will be under more presser to get rid of Smith, protecting her when she has no moral auditory or creditability left, will just epitomise the state of New Labour. If she does lose the Home Secretary post, there is no way she'll be re-elected, keeping her seat is already questionable.

The other aspect to this is, politicians don't tend to like it when things happen to them, so perhaps Damien Green will support David Davies on opposing things like ID Cards, and innocent peoples DNA being taken off the database. Which only helps strengthen that position within the Conservatives.

In short:

Police investigation, £5 million

Bath plug, 88p

Jacqui Smith losing her seat at the election, priceless.

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