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I expect it'll soon be time for the Serjeant-at-Arms to take a walk in the woods

If she any brains and morals, she'll realise she's being set up to take the rap here and start laying into them before they use her as a scapegoat, either way she's finished, she mays as well go out with a bang. She's being hung out to dry.

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If she any brains and morals, she'll realise she's being set up to take the rap here and start laying into them before they use her as a scapegoat, either way she's finished, she mays as well go out with a bang. She's being hung out to dry.

She is rather key to the conflicting stories.

Maybe she's been promised a penthouse in the Olympic village if she keeps it zipped.

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Our present Speaker detests all things ceremonial and to do with wearing wigs and tights. He also hates ex-military officers - those who might know a little about our constitution and parliamentary privileges. So he recently downgraded the role of Serjeant-at-Arms, believing that the role was purely ceremonial and a waste of time. Perhaps now he may realise that behind these ceremonial roles lies a real job. The current Serjeant-at-Arms was over-promoted (by the Speaker) - she obviously doesn't have a clue about parliamentary conventions and the historical reasons why police should require a warrant before searching an MPs private office.

If Martin was even halfway honourable he would by now have tendered his resignation. The reponsibility for the debacle (at least, that part which concerns the police searching an MP's office) lies entirely with him whichever angle you look at it from.

As for the person who engaged the police as opposed to making the leaks a matter of internal Home Office discipline, that's another matter - but she, too (stand up and be counted, Jaqui Smith) should offer her resignation forthwith.

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As for the person who engaged the police as opposed to making the leaks a matter of internal Home Office discipline, that's another matter - but she, too (stand up and be counted, Jaqui Smith) should offer her resignation forthwith.

Besides (allegedly) not knowing what was going on, she read out the wrong charge today and will have to retract her statement to the House.

The Speaker's statement directly contradicts Plod's version of events.

Police sources insist they definitely did not mislead the Home Secretary and don't appear to be tame on this one.

While Jill is an obvious scapegoat, I feel a bigger head will have to roll.

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Besides (allegedly) not knowing what was going on, she read out the wrong charge today and will have to retract her statement to the House.

The Speaker's statement directly contradicts Plod's version of events.

Police sources insist they definitely did not mislead the Home Secretary and don't appear to be tame on this one.

While Jill is an obvious scapegoat, I feel a bigger head will have to roll.

It's difficult to know which is worse - an over-zealous constbulary or an over-powerful executive with no respect for parliament. Got it! It's the two together that are so obnoxiouos. A constabulary that has become accustomed to doing the dirty work of the executive instead of maintaining its independence (stand up Blair, lately of the Met.) Maybe they'll tear each other apart - shredded Jacqui and Plod all over the Speaker!

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Maybe they'll tear each other apart - shredded Jacqui and Plod all over the Speaker!

Since the Speaker is chairing the enquiry, I tend to think the dice are loaded in his favour. Just a guess.

Here's how the proceedings will go:

M'lud: 'I put it to you, Jill, that you were disturbed and confused when the Police first arrived. You very rightly looked for legal advice in the Yellow Pages but, with the lateness of the hour, your mobile batteries had run out. So when a counter terrorist squad of hitmen wearing balaclavas arrived next day, you were naturally overawed and let them in.'

Jill: Um, now I fink about it, yeah, that's exactly wot happened. Miss Jacqui dint know nuffink.

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