The Attorney could be in some difficulty….

Carl Gardner has posted a thoughtful piece – with some very interesting analytical comments by posters about the disparity between what the UKBA said and what Baroness Scotland said.  Baroness Scotland’s former cleaner has been arrested.  Two issues (a) The cleaner/housekeeper is saying that she did not produce her passport and (b) it seems that there is no evidence that her husband is a solicitor

Guido Fawkes is now reporting that The Undertaker (Max Clifford)  has arrived to act for the cleaner and her husband.  I agree with Carl that the expenses issue is far more difficult for The Attorney (and that has yet to be examined in detail?). I suspect it is now only a matter of time and, quite probably a very short time before Lady Scotland goes – with the Labour Party conference about to start (and be overshadowed by these events)?  We shall see.  It is a bit more complex than it appeared the other day.   Lady Scotland’s every statement now will be scrutinised very much more closely given the housekeeper’s statement that she did not show her passport to Lady Scotland. (Guido Fawkes)

10 thoughts on “The Attorney could be in some difficulty….

  1. I can’t even think Gordon Brown’s being in Pittsburgh should get in the way of this – it only needs one phone call to sort it (“tell Vera she’s got your job”), and surely this should have been sorted before the conference. I’m afraid it’s too late now, and Sunday’s papers will be embarrassing. A mess.

  2. Why Vera, Carl? Why not someone from the Profession? Like Kier Starmer did for the DPP….. It is an important office.

    Loved the bit on This Week when it was suggested that Baroness Scotland only committed an admin/civil offence whereas a previous incumbent, Lord Goldsmith, ‘signed off an illegal war’…. I just love politics.

    And on that note….. Goodnight.

  3. Carl: Anyway… it looks increasingly likely that Dominic Grieve, for the Tories, may solve the problem by being Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice, and Attorney-General all at the same time….. ? from next year….. And why not?

    Why not make the Attorney-General role non-political and hire some bright spark from the profession? Makes sense… provided they do ‘value billing’ and not an hourly rate. (?)

  4. i wouldn’t let dominic grieve clean my toilet. of course he would get his servant to do it. who may be illegal…

    much better wold be to combine those roles with a sinecure like mayor of london and get some prominent comedy figure to do it. now who could do that? they would have to have an overweening sense of their own importance and an entirely unjustified belief in their own ability.

    i give you ‘mr johnson’ new dictator of all things!

    lovin’ the goldsmith comment. ‘it’s funny because it’s true’, as homer might say.

  5. Charon,

    Once again a member of the wig-wearing profession makes a complete balls up. Over the past year barristers have been sent to prison, tried for GBH, been gunned down by armed police, failed disastrously to overturn parking tickets and goodness knows what else.

  6. I cannot help thinking about the master servant relationship and the principle of vicarious liability attached to the master for the act of the servant.

    Then there is read the small print. Is Baroness Scotland claiming that she did not read this?

  7. I should like to express some sympathy for Patsy. Albeit with the best diversity boxes in her favour, her background is hardly stereotypical Bar material and I cannot help but admire how she has managed to get on. I am not sure that being a new Labour suck-up is much to be proud of, but each to their own.

    No matter how the Daily Mail bleats, Patsy has breached a civil, conduct based reg only. In contrast, what about jolly Jack Straw, his claiming for expenses he had never paid, and the Fraud Act 2006 ?

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