Yesterday, the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Len Duvall, issued a statement warning Labour politicians not to try to influence the Cash for Honours Inquiry. I posted it HERE. This afternoon he has sought to, er, clarify his remarks...
'In the Sunday Times article today on the cash for honours inquiry some of my comments could be misconstrued as referring to the strength or nature of the evidence. This is not so. 'My comments were primarily focused around my concerns for the way in which some people appeared to be questioning the behaviour, conduct and motives of police officers involved in this inquiry. What I did say was that it is wrong for anyone, no matter who they are, to attempt to interfere with or try and influence the way in which police carry out their investigations. Those people who made what I consider to be inadvisable remarks around recent events connected with this inquiry should reflect on the appropriateness of what they have said.
They know the police are fully accountable for their actions and are involved in a complex and difficult investigation, and everyone should cooperate fully. I would also like to add that on further reflection, and having had the opportunity to re-examine what Tessa Jowell said, I am now quite clear she was not commenting on the way in which police are conducting the inquiry. Also, I was not implying she or her husband were involved in any wrongdoing nor that I had evidence suggesting that was so.'
Now call me an old cynic if you like, but you don't reckon he's been 'got at' do you? Nah, thought not. After all, the Labour Party doesn't do bullying, does it? They're not like Jade, are they? I'll just get my coat.
UPDATE: Dizzy thinks the same HERE.