THE ABSENCE of a warrant for the police search of Damien Green’s House of Commons office is by far the most worrying aspect of this whole business. Why didn’t they have a warrant? Why were they nevertheless allowed to continue with their search?
Meanwhile, Michael Howard asserts that the reason Damien Green was arrested was purely for carrying out his duties as an MP. This was repeated by Labour’s David Winnick. Neither of these people have, as far as I know, privileged information that would support this assertion.
And no protests or walk-outs as far as I can tell. Yet.
UPDATE at 3.18 pm: For the avoidance of doubt, I should have added that those who claim that Damien Green is utterly blameless in this matter have no more justification than those who claim he has a case to answer.