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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday 30 January 2007

"You do not have to say anything but ...

... it may harm your defence if you do not now mention something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence." - the phrase with which Lord Levy will have been confronted, for a second time, earlier today.

Lord Levy was arrested today on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the 'cash for honours' inquiry. He was later bailed. Whether he will ever be prosecuted will depend on whether the CPS feel there is a case to answer, when the police eventually present their evidence. I imagine there is quiet panic tonight at 10 Downing Street, despite the public display of calm. If it were not for the damage that this whole affair is already causing to the fabric of public life in the UK then I would be grimly amused by the sordid reality of the way this government conducts its, and our, affairs.

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