This comment in the original CHARLES CLARKE thread caught my eye. It's from Remittance Man. He says:
"ZanuLabour brought in the "crime" of corporate manslaughter with much fanfare. A classic peice of class warrior behaviour I'll admit, but it is on the statute books. Surely, if the CEO and directors of companies can be prosecuted for the failings of their companies/employees under this law, then so can ministers of the crown. All we have to do is find that some poor victim has been murdered by one of the beneficiaries of Home Office incompetence and, bingo, decent grounds for hoisting an incompetent minister on his own petard. Anyone closer to London care to tip off the Met? SOCA?"
An interesting angle but unlikely to be fruitful, I suspect. However, it does confirm my view that the most likely reason for Charles Clarke to step down is when a journalist finds a case of a serious crime committed by one of the 1,000 ex-cons who should have been deported - esepcially if it's one of the 288 who haven't been deported since Charles Clarke first identified the problem 9 months ago.