14 September 2010

Paddick Begins To Tie A Noose

I should start by saying that the only sensible source of analysis of the metgate/hackgate affair is coming from Jack of Kent; eg see, "Metgate A Guide to the Current Issues".

(Note - Coulson is very much a bit player in the saga; anyone who thinks otherwise, perhaps with the exception of Coulson, is not getting it).

Anyway, the BBC reports, "Brian Paddick launches legal action on phone hacking"

"A former senior Metropolitan Police officer has issued judicial review proceedings against the force over newspaper phone-hacking claims.

Ex-deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick says it failed to warn him his privacy may have been compromised.
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It is anticipated that the process that will unfold will produce more details and revelations. Yates is in the crosshairs; the sleazy Levy scandal may surface again, and News Int may be finished. The fuse is fizzing but it isn't clear the size of the bomb and who's going to be destroyed by it.

It also makes a mockery of Prescot's tiresome whine that he was going to launch a judicial review. Yeah right, ...
Update 17th September 2010 ... and trailing in Paddick's wake comes Prescot, "Phone hacking: Lord Prescott seeks judicial review of Met police.

The peer joins Labour MP Chris Bryant, former Scotland Yard deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick and journalist Brendan Montague in asking the courts to decide whether police handled the case properly."

Clear article by Telegraph, well worth a visit.

Questions that arise from it ...

Will there be more people who come forward? I would guess, Yes.

What about the people who have no clue that they were the victims of crime? This is the sort of thing that I was talking about when I said, "Note - Coulson is very much a bit player in the saga; anyone who thinks otherwise, perhaps with the exception of Coulson, is not getting it."

It is suggested that there are not four but ninety-one victims of these crimes, yet only four have come forward to seek a remedy. I would imagine that there are a lot more than ninety-one such victims yet the Met hasn't even told them.

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