Ken Livingstone "supports" Sir Ian Blair over the phone recording scandal

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Ken Livingstone's statement of support for Sir Ian Blair, the controversial Metropolitan Police Commissioner, as usual ignores the all the unanswered questions which the astonishing secret phone call recording scandal has raised.

Ken's claim that it is all some kind of "Daily Mail campaign" belies the fact that Sir Ian Blair has apologised to the Attorney General Lord Goldsmith for secretly recording the conversation, ironically about the admissability of phone tapping evidence in court, thereby confirming the story.

There does not appear to have been any apology to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, for the recording of their chairmaon's conversations, regarding the Jean Charles de Menezes shooting at Stockwell Tube Station last July, the press and media handling of which, Sir Ian Blair is currently being investigated by the IPCC.

Given the penchant for Labour politicians and their special advisors etc. to rush into print and publish thier memoirs, regardless of secrecy and confidentiality, for as much money as they can get, what record of his daily conversations is Ken Livingstone compiling ?

Why is Sir Ian Blair playing at politics and with media spin, rather than concentrating on doing the job he is paid to do ?

Should he resign ?

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