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