Met Police Get Arrested Rebekah Brooks Out Of A Tight Spot
REBEKAH Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s ginger tabby who resigned from her job as head of News Corp subsidiary News International on Friday, has been by the Metropolitan Police on charges relating to phone hacking scandal.
Brooks had been due to be quizzed by a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. It was going to be requitred viewing – for many reasons. Raedwald notes:
When MPs gather in committee on Tuesday they will be unable to contain all the built-up frustrated narcissism, the bloviated self-importance, the caustic self-interest and the barbs of rock-bottom public opinion; they will expose themselves as snarling, vicious, hateful, splenetic and spiteful bullies. If Heston Blumenthal applied his Nitrogen cylinder to human faeces to produce a frothing turd mousse of righteous indignation, the result would be indistinguishable from a committee-member MP next week. Their faces will bloat and empurple, veins will throb, sebaceous glands will drip grease from their lank locks, spittle froth will coat their lips and their pudgy little fists will clench as tightly as if holding an expenses form. These, readers, are our elected members.
As for Brooks, well, the the New York Times’ Don Van Natta, Jr. says the timing of her arrest “helps her more than hurts her… [and h]elps the Met, too.”
Will she have to speak to the MPs now? It is unlikley.
Odd, inded, that freebie loving Sir Paul Stephenson, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has announced his resignation.
This is what the police say about their pal Brooks:
At approximately 12.00 a 43-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting [phone hacking investigation] together with officers from Operation Elveden [bribing of police officers investigation]. She is currently in custody.
She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
There is a requirement that all police forces now have teams of investigators which watch for illegal activities within their own and other UK police forces. These teams are whiter than white and if wives or relatives have any sort of brush with the Law, detectives are moved to other sections at once. These are the super cops of legend…except they now exist and have vast powers, skills and support in terms of communication surveillance.