I wonder how the police investigations are getting on?

I see Chris Flatt is having a moan and throwing scurrilous rumours about concerning investigations by the Electoral Commission.

Labour Party general secretary Chris Flatt says that delays over the Electoral Commission’s inquiry into the Prime Minister’s hour on RadioLive are “weird”.

Labour supporters squealed that the free plug broke election rules.

But the Broadcasting Standards Authority found there was no breach.

The Electoral Commission took a different approach and four months after the broadcast, the commission’s inquiry is steeped in secrecy.

Flatt said he had repeatedly asked for urgency and been refused any information on its status.

“The delays in the case and the commission’s approach were quite weird,” he said.

“I would hate to think that the delay in the case is because of the involvement of the Prime Minister’s office.”

The commission finally responded to queries about the RadioLive complaint yesterday.

“The Electoral Commission … is still considering the complaint which raises a number of difficult legal questions.

“The commission expects to be in a position to complete its consideration and release the outcome to the parties by February 10.”

I’d find Chris Flatt’s concern over the alleged “corruption” of the Electoral Commission a tad more convincing if he hadn’t personally over-seen repeated law breaking by the Labour party during the election campaign. Breaches that saw Labour reported to the Police on numerous occasions. It is a pretty scurrilous and low blow to accuse a statutory body of political manipulation. But then again this is the same party where their leader thought nothing of accusing a senior civil servant of lying.

I am eagerly anticipating the report form the Police as to the progress of their investigations and resulting prosecutions.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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