Newsnight reports that Boris Johnson was told of the police’s intention to arrest Damian Green and objected.
That must mean the Home Secretary was also told and did nothing to stop the heavy-handed policy sting. Unlike Boris, Jacqui Smith had the power to stop the sting.
Ben Brogan blogs that Brown knew nothing of this. The Tory use of the term "Stalinesque" to describe today’s events might suggest they think otherwise.