Jonathan King: time to review his case?
When the world is crawling with badhats, the main difficulty involved in writing about them is maintaining a focus. A continuing one for me since the arrest of Stuart Hall has been the mass distraction involved in Plod arresting the famous of yesteryear in a blaze of publicity sufficient to make the Met look like addictive pyromaniacs.
Spookily, the accused all have the letters ‘BBC’ tattooed onto their cvs. Well – almost all of them: the Met arrested Max Clifford in order get at his files….but not necessarily for the reasons you might imagine.
A clearer shot of what’s really going on here is gradually developing – or at least, it is for me. Until a week ago, my view was merely that the Met has been supplying Newscorp with an endless supply of mud with…
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