The BBC reports:
Conservative immigration spokesman Damian Green, was arrested earlier and had his home and Commons office searched by police.
He was held on suspicion of “conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office,” the Metropolitan Police said. He has not been charged but is being questioned by police. The Conservatives say he denies any wrongdoing.
It is understood to be connected to alleged leaks of information from the Home Office.
Interesting news, I wonder how many leakers must be a little more nervous than usual tonight?
Update: An excellent piece over at Liberal Conspiracy by Unity about this case.
Update 2: There’s been a fair amount of bloggers getting riled up about this, I’m not going to link to them all but suffice to say Iain Dale’s leading the charge, albeit slightly verging on self parody in my opinion, with this ditty . Along with Unity above Hopi Sen has some sensible things to say including this:
When Lord Levy, Ruth Turner and John McTernan were arrested by the Metropolitan police, It was Labour people who were outraged by police tactics, and right wing blogs who were cheering on the arresting officers and calling for the Prime Minister to be arrested. I donâ€™t remember too many comments about the politicisation of the police or how similar it was to the age of Stalin.
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