Friday, January 19, 2007
Blair Adviser Arrested in Cash for Peerages Inquiry
An hour ago it was announced that Tony Blair's Director of Government Relations, Ruth Turner, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. I'm not going to make much comment on this as she is innocent until proven guilty, but I will say that it is an unprecendented development in British political life for something like this to happen. I think those who thought the cash for peerages inquiry was going nowhere will be rapidly revising their opinion. And if my name were McTernan, Powell or Levy I'm not sure I'd be having a very good night's sleep tonight.