entrant in the Government's war of attrition on the Metropolitan Police
investigation into the Cash for Peerages scandal emerged this evening.
I am sorry to say
that it is Frank
Field. A man who I have always viewed with respect, and does indeed
command the respect of the House of Commons, across all political parties.
It is therefore
sad to see that this man has thrown his hat into the ring, suggesting that the
Met’s investigation is misplaced.
Has the ‘Party’
got to the stage where it is now so scared of what the Police have gathered by
way of evidence that they have to resort to personal attacks on the integrity of
the senior officers conducting it, and at the same time introduce yet another
veiled threat of impending terrorist action.
The ‘facts’ as
portrayed by Frank Field in his article with regard to a dirty bomb are clearly
designed to scare, because they bear little relation to reality.
As I have written
about before, a dirty bomb would have minimal effect as a devise, but have
maximum scare value to the point of public panic, but certainly not as Mr
Fields describes leaving swathes of London desolate for years.
This kind of
authoritarian political bullying must stop. Whilst it
may be someone more subtle than the outbursts from Ministers at the weekend, It
is still both unprofessional and unethical, and I am sorry to say, beneath the
standards usually associated with Frank Fields.
The Police have a duty to fulfill, whether Frank Field, the Labour party in general or any member of the Government like it or not. They would be failing in their duty not to investigate such serious allegations.