Monday, July 24, 2006

Sleazy Levy uncooperative with Police

The 'Cash-for-Peerages' inquiry will be made longer, more difficult and more expensive thanks to Pop-Star impressario Lord 'sleazy' Levy's failure to answer police questions. The Times reports that he has adopted the perfectly legal tactic of making a statement then responding to all further police questions with "No comment".

This is the standard procedure for witnesses taking advantage of the legal principle that no witness or potential defendant is obliged to say anything which might incriminate them.

No doubt the Noble Lord took full account of the standard police caution too:
"You do not have to say anything. But it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence."
Tells us all we need to know about Number 10's much vaunted 'full cooperation with the police' though doesn't it?

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