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Monday, February 05, 2007

Why Blair Shouldn't Go

Now, I'm not Tony Blair's biggest fan, but the talk about a perhaps imminent departure over the "cash for honours" affair is in my view hasty. In fact, I think that the entire police investigation is looking more and more like a political move. Charging Lord Levy with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice is like saying "You're guilty of something ... I know you are ... I am absolutely 100% certain ... well ... 99% ... OK ... I'm 20% certain a crime was committed ... I just wish I knew what." There may well have been some sort of underhand deal, Lord Levy may well be guilty of something, but it seems that the police have no real evidence to back this up, and I thought it was innocent until proven guilty - not the other way round. One of the main reasons why I don't want Blair to go yet is that it would be capitulating to David Cameron, which in my book is a crime worse than any underhand deal they could have done.


Blogger Richard Thomson said...

The charge of 'attempting to pervert the course of justice' isn't the catch-all you suggest. It usually implies that the police have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have tried to cover up evidence of another crime.

If honours have been exchanged for cash, it would have been much better for those involved to just take the rap. A conviction for perverting the course of justice is much, much more serious than anything that could potentially have happened under the 1925 Honours (Prevention of Abuses) act.

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