5pm ToryDiary: "Is it not a breach of Parliamentary Privilege
for the police to arrest a Member of Parliament for using information
he received for Parliamentary purposes?" …and other questions Dominic Grieve wants answered about Damian Green.
4pm CentreRight updates:
- Andrew Lilico wants Gordon Brown or Jacqui Smith to resign over the Damian Green affair
- Simon Chapman lists Labour’s terrorists
- Graeme Archer an a homeless East European immigrant’s "road home"
2.30pm CentreRight updates:
- Matthew Sinclair: Were two of the Mumbai terrorists British?
- Greg Hands MP: Disciplinary proceedings quadruple at the UK Borders Agency
- Andrew Lilico: Public interest is the wrong defence for Damian Green
10am WATCH: I was only doing my job, says Damian Green
Graeme Archer on CentreRight: "Politically, Monday’s mess of a PBR was the end of the beginning for Brown’s ministry. Sanctioning the arrest of the Conservative member for Ashford should be the beginning of the end. We don’t just require the replacement of a tired Labour administration with a fresh Tory one; as with London’s mayor, so with Britain’s prime minister: we require, emotionally, to chase these corrupt and venal horrors from public office. Catharsis required."
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Damian Green arrested for obtaining leaked documents
"A senior member of David Cameron’s front bench team has been arrested after obtaining leaked Whitehall documents." – Telegraph
"A mole hunt for the source of a series of embarrassing Home Office leaks led to Thursday’s arrest of Damian Green, the shadow immigration minister. Government efforts to unearth errant officials who may be passing on internal memos and other information to their political rivals are fairly standard practice." – FT
Profiles of Damian Green
"Softly spoken, but with a cheeky twinkle in his eye, Damian Green is one of the quiet stars of the Conservative frontbench. As shadow immigration minister the former Times and Channel 4 News business journalist has pursued the Home Office doggedly and embarrassed ministers with a series of leaked government documents." – Nick Watt in The Guardian
"For a politician considered on the left of the Tory party, Damian Green has made a huge impact handling the sensitive imigration brief. He has spoken out about genuine public concerns about the problems caused by the unprecedented influx of foreigners into Britain, and has opposed the controversial Sangatte II refugee camp near Calais." – Daily Mail
Pensions squeeze for public sector as Tories vow to end ‘apartheid’ – Independent
Ian Blair wants to change to law to prevent another Met Chief being ousted by Mayor – BBC
Jacqui Smith will take action to tighten licensing laws for lap-dancing clubs – BBC
India’s fight is our fight
"The evil that was on display in Mumbai is the same evil that brought bloodshed to the streets of London on July 7, 2005, that is being challenged by British soldiers in Helmand Province and by American drones in the badlands of the north-western Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan. This is not a battle that will ever be resolved through diplomacy or negotiation, but only through force of arms. Islamist terrorists, wherever they are, must be hunted down. India’s fight is our fight." – Telegraph leader
Britain should join euro says Hong Kong’s leader Tsang – Telegraph
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