Morning all, first up, to all the people that have been emailing me about meeting up at the Tory conference, I'm not in Birmingham and won't be going either, for two reasons. Work and a holiday at the end of the week.
Ok now that's said, just wanted to pass a quick comment on the latest in the Andy Coulson voicemail interception saga, which, amusingly, some are calling the 'smoking gun'.
It seems that Channel Four's Dispatches has found a former News of the World employee who says that Coulson personally listened to intercepted voicemail messages. What's that you say? You want to know their name? Sorry can't help you there.
Yes that's right. The smoking gun is an unidentified anonymous witness who has not even had their voice disguised or been filmed in shadow. The voice has, in fact, been done by an actor. Smoking gun indeed.
As Lord Prescott (class traitor) noted, sources off the record are worthless and just tittle tattle, although don't expect him to acknowledge that in this case of course.
Anyhow, I'm slightly digressing, you see, I've been musing over what would really be a proverbial 'smoking gun' and have concluded that there is only one solution for those that want to take Coulson down.
What they should do is hire a private investigator to listen to the voicemail of Coulson and his friends and get a recording of him admitting he's lied and did really know all about what was happening at the Screws.
True, that would be illegal but isn't there a saying about sending a thief to catch a thief? Ok, I'm joking, but wouldn't it be funny if he was found guilty through the use of intercept?