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John Ward – Hackgate Day 470 : Was Levenson’s Arm Twisted Into Making His Opening Statement Today? Judge’s Bizarre Timing Under Fire, Cameron’s Veracity In Doubt – 25 April 2012

I found Lord Leveson’s opening statement to the enquiry that bears his name this morning quite extraordinary. And I find it impossible to believe that no political pressure at all was brought to bear in ‘helping’ his decision to make the statement.

Having had a counsel elicit devastating evidence the previous day regarding meetings and emails – about which both David Cameron and the unspeakable Jeremy Hunt misled Parliament – for the first time in a process that has taken several months, Leveson felt obliged to ‘clarify’ the significance of the evidence. In fact, what he did was to dilute it by inference. Continue reading