yomptepi wrote:Excuse me.
"The ex-police officers where in a position to show that he was lying and good on them for doing so, that is definitely in the public interest."
It may be in the public interest. But it is not a criminal matter. And the fact that the officer had only one notebook he kept from his days at the Met, and it was the one on Damian Green, is more than enough to speculate that the man had a vendetta against him. I know you struggle with debate Will, and Pete has the same problem, but I am not defending green's behaviour as an MP , or as a decent human being. I am making the point that this was not a police matter,and that their involvement was for personal reasons rather than as part of a criminal investigation. An illegally held document was used, under the guise of a police investigation which did not exist, to damage the reputation of a government minister. And not for the first time.. You might want to turn this into a partisan debate ( as you always do), but the FACTS of the matter are that this was NOT a police matter , and the two officers were involved as part of a personal vendetta. That is what I have said all along, and accusing me of trying to protect the reputation of man I have no regard for in order to defend your puerile attempts at debate simply will not stand.
I don't believe anyone has said that he did anything criminal, I certainly haven't, just stuff that would get all of us sacked from our jobs.
I imagine he kept the note book because he wanted some insurance to keep him safe from a vindictive scum bag like Green.
Seems to have done the trick as well.
They didn't damage his reputation, he lied and they exposed it, if he had told the truth they would have had no hold over him at all, but he didn't.