Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, a barrister, ex government lawyer and author of The Head of Legal blog about the extraordinary arrest by Police of shadow frontbench spokesman on Immigration, Damien Green MP.
We break the discussion into five sections: (1) The power of arrest and the potential charge – (2) The PM, Home Secretary and senior government ministers did not know about the arrest in advance, yet The Speaker, David Cameron and Mayor Boris Johnson did – why? – (3) The Speaker’s role – he authorised the search (4) Cross party anger and irritation and (5) Will there be a prosecution.
It was a wide ranging discussion, bringing in opinion from the traditional media and well known UK law blogs.
Related link from Charon blog: Arrest of Tory MP Damien Green
Related link from Head of Legal blog: Justifying misconduct in public office