Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ming Gets it Right at Last

Ming Campbell finally got it right in the House of Commons today at PMQs. He asked a question on extraordinary rendition which clearly had the PM rattled. Blair totally avoided answering the question. Indeed, his answer was read out word for word and had clearly been rehearsed. He said the Council of Europe report said nothing new. Without knowing much about the subject, even a cursory reading of the report would suggest that is clearly not the case.

6 comments:

Andrew said...

That might be the danger of a cursory glance. Having been involved in drafting reports for the COE I understand how they are written and what they say. Reading the report it is just a cut and paste job on the material which was already in the public domain, nothing new, just a rehash job. (But then that would not fit the Guardian's anti-government agenda.) The media is paying for it's ignorance and ignoring of the COE for a long time, so that when it does something worth reporting they do not understand it. The story is lots of taxpayers money spent on investigation and nothing new. See the third item on http://janestheones.blogspot.com/ for a view on the story from someone who did reports for the COE in the same capacity as this Swiss Senator.

Porridge Oatens said...

Such a pity he didn’t take Ming to task for his latest sanctimonious humbug since his own party can take the action he suggests.

LibDem hypocrisy on rendition flights

Kevin Davis said...

It was better Iain, but he is still very boring. Don't expect to hear "rendition" being discussed on the doorsteps of Bromley! I wonder how many times Ming has mentioned that word in PMQ's?

Tom Welsh said...

But this is foreign affairs. And we know Ming is good at foreign affairs. So what's the news?

neil craig said...

Foreign affairs & the law both his specialty.

However when Blair says there is "nothing new" here he is virtually admitting that it is merely all true & that he knew it all.

The various authority statements that they have not seen proof of criminality is disgraceful When crime is suspected it is the authorities duty not to look the other way.

Anonymous said...

Ming may have got it right but is it too little too late: http://www.ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/240