Boris in the clear

Some of the Labour group on the London Assembly had tried to imply that Boris had done something wrong in speaking to Damian Green after his arrest. The implication was that Boris had passed confidential information about the investigation to Damian.

At the meeting that John Biggs and Len Duval dropped in their implications I asked Boris directly if he had passed any information to Damian. He said unequivocally that he had not.

It is therefore of little surprise to me that today the report by solicitor Jonathan Goolden (who investigated Boris’ actions) states that Boris “did not fail to comply which the Code of Conduct of the Metropolitan Police Authority” and “did not disclose confidential information, improperly confer and advantage or disadvantage or bring his office or authority into disrepute”.

10 responses to “Boris in the clear

  1. Boris was incredibly stupid – inept, in fact – to interfere in a criminal investigation in the way that he did and to lay himself open to such accusations in the first place.Let us hope that he has learned his lesson. The police must remain free from political interference at all times.

  2. Boris was incredibly stupid – inept, in fact – to interfere in a criminal investigation in the way that he did and to lay himself open to such accusations in the first place.Let us hope that he has learned his lesson. The police must remain free from political interference at all times.

  3. He was stupid to undermine the Commisioner so that he resigned, and then to pay him £400k to leave the job. And he had the audacity to criticise the £11k cost of the enquiry his stupidity has cost us.He has issued a press release saying that he was cleared but failing to mention that he acted in “extraordinary and unwise way” and could “inhibit free and frank discussion of operational matters” with senior police officers if he continued to publicise his reaction to their briefings, as he did in the Green case.If a civil servant had behaved in this way he would be sacked – we deserve better from our elected politicians.

  4. He was stupid to undermine the Commisioner so that he resigned, and then to pay him £400k to leave the job. And he had the audacity to criticise the £11k cost of the enquiry his stupidity has cost us.He has issued a press release saying that he was cleared but failing to mention that he acted in “extraordinary and unwise way” and could “inhibit free and frank discussion of operational matters” with senior police officers if he continued to publicise his reaction to their briefings, as he did in the Green case.If a civil servant had behaved in this way he would be sacked – we deserve better from our elected politicians.

  5. James,Having read your comments and the full transcript, I can only conclude that you are looking to become the Derek Draper of the Tory party.

  6. James,Having read your comments and the full transcript, I can only conclude that you are looking to become the Derek Draper of the Tory party.

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