Hacked Downing Street: "Deep Throat" fingers Blairite
The arrest of one of Tony Blair's top aides in the cash for honours row [db: Let's not call it a "row" - it's the biggest Brit political corruption story in recent memory - potentially as significant in the UK as the Watergate Scandal became in the US**] was made after fresh information was uncovered during a search of the Number 10 computer system, according to reports.
The investigation put police at loggerheads with politicians after Ruth Turner was arrested in a dawn swoop on her home.
The News Of The World said it was informed by sources within the Crown Prosecution Service that a "mole" within Downing Street told the police about potentially incriminating emails.
An independent IT expert was then sent in by detectives, with the permission of Downing Street, to look through communications records, it claimed. But the Sunday Telegraph suggested that detectives had obtained high-level permission to "hack" into the IT system remotely. Linkdb: You may want to read that again once you have finished rubbing your eyes. That's right, the cops remotely hacked a computer in the offices of 10 Downing Street and retrieved information that led to the dawn arrest of Neo-Labour's director of government relations. - a salaried Blairite.
The failure of the Tories to capitalise on this rising Neo-Labour tide of filth is sadly indicative of the institutionally corrupt nature of British politics - they are keeping their heads down for good reason.
**The term Watergate Scandal related to a break-in carried out by members of Richard Nixon's administration and the subsequent cover-up. Coincidently, Ms Turner, Downing Street director of Government relations, was questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.