- Like many of you I have written to my MP, and to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority (Boris and Kit Malthouse)
- I have made FOI requests to both the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police Service; I doubt they will provide the information I have asked for, but I intend to pass their refusals to the Chairman of the Commons Standards and Privileges Committee who may choose to subpoena them if he thinks his committee should know the answers
- Old Holborn summed it up succinctly in a comment on Iain Dale's blog; "Two alternatives: 1) Ministers knew - we live in an authoritarian state, 2) Ministers didn't know - we live in a police state."
- Spyblog usefully posted a reminder link to his brilliant 'Hints and tips for whistleblowers' for any civil servants now more determined than ever to share information in the public interest
- Tony Benn expressed fury on the World at One, suggesting the Police may be guilty of a contempt of Parliament - BBC iPlayer link - and usefully reminding both MPs and whistleblowers that the surest way was to publish the information as part of Parliamentary proceedings, making it watertight privileged information.
- Nick Robinson's blog doesn't reckon it's very important and in return Nick's readers don't reckon he's very bright.
Let's see how it runs on the early evening news reports.