The Secret Diary Of Boris Johnson, Aged 48 1/4
The tentacles of the News International scandal reach out for Boris again.
Thursday news. Featuring a smoking train and an exploding car.
Kit Malthouse repeatedly questioned resources allocated to case. Meanwhile, Brian Coleman won’t apologise for breaking Barnet Council’s code of conduct.
Tabloid engulfed in ‘civil war’ over latest arrests.
For now, anyway.
Official Secrets Act brought into play.
News that Boris’s deputy was briefed about new developments in the phone hacking investigation, days before the Mayor’s infamous comment, raises serious questions.
It wasn’t the Murdochs, but watching Sir Paul Stephenson, John Yates and Dick Fedorcio give evidence was quite an eye-opener.
Mysterious bags dumped in car parks, investigations into the Met and the death of a whistleblower. Seriously, who called John le Carre?
This really is an über shitstorm. Another senior Met officer goes, and Boris Johnson experiences a very tense press conference.