I am afraid I have been left incredulous by the behaviour of the former Assistant Commissioners of the Met during their appearances before the Home Office Select Committee. Their attitude and moral standards at times beggars belief!
Their apologies rang very hollow and in the case of Andy Hayman he seemed very flip with his answers. He seemed to think there was nothing wrong to accept hospitality from the very company that he was investigating and from which he later accepted employment .
How can he possibly imagine that people would regard this behaviour as acceptable? At times laughter rang round the room as he protested his innocence. Sky News has done a great job exposing the Keystone Cops who frankly have lost all credibility. I got the impression that these top police brass went out of their way to sweep the hacking scandal under their plush carpets. They seemed frightened to confront News International and one wonders why?
I think that in a quirky way Rebekah Brooks and her dodgy cohorts may have done us all a favour. They have exposed what happens when the wrong people are pushed to the top of the heap by organisations like Common Purpose. I will know that the government have grasped the problem when they investigate the power of Common Purpose. This is the real problem and the rest is frankly window dressing.