Saturday 5 December 2015

First Minister Has Known About The Police Spying Scandal For 5 Months

In yet another development in the Police Scotland spying scandal, we find out that Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has known about this scandal for nearly FIVE months.

Cue the usual excuses of why the government kept silent and didn't go public about it (such as 'not wanting to jeopardise an ongoing investigation' etc).

But that's just not true.

When the First Minister discovered that GCHQ were spying on MSP's without permission she wasted no time in going public with that and tackling David Cameron about it.

So why would the First Minister be quick to go public and criticise GCHQ for spying without permission but not Police Scotland for spying without permission?

The real reason is because it is the Scottish government who choose and appoint the Lord Advocate...

...and the Lord Advocate heads the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service...

...and the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service work intimately with Police Scotland, relying on officers to lie in court on a regular basis to help them win prosecution cases...

...and therefore the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service are very reluctant to take action against their friends and colleagues in Police Scotland.

Join the dots dear reader, join the dots.