Lord Prescott calls for phone hack review
Just a ranter, says cop
Lord Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull is demanding a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police's decision to end its investigation into allegations of phone "hacking" by the News of the World.
But the big man's contribution has been dismissed by the policeman who ran the original investigation, Andy Hayman, as "another episode of Lord Prescott's rants. You know, he's nothing special."
Prezza asked the Met for all documents relating to him which were found by police during the original investigation which led to the conviction of Glenn Mulcaire. The Met refused his request. Prescott claims that constitutes an infringement of his human rights.
The investigation into use of default mobile voicemail PINs by News of the World led to the conviction of the paper's royal correspondent Clive Goodman and investigator Glenn Mulcaire in 2007.
The paper has always claimed it was just one rogue reporter despite recent reports that the practice was widespread under editor Andy Coulson - who is now chief spin doctor for PM David Cameron.
Prescott said: " It has always been my intention to discover the truth behind this case and whether the Metropolitan Police fulfilled its duty to follow all the lines of evidence. It is my belief they didn’t and I hope the judicial review will finally reveal why justice not only wasn’t done but wasn’t seen to be done.”
Hayman, who oversaw the original investigation, said there was no evidence that Prescott's phone had been hacked but his name was found on a journalist's contact list.
According to the Telegraph Hayman said: "He was on a list, along with lots of other celebrities and well-known people, held by a journalist - and that's no different to a contact list that's being held by any other journalist, come to that."
Former Metropolitan commissioner Brian Paddick has also requested a review. ®
All this from a government who granted themselves every power to invade the privacy of us mere mortals.
.. and I mean by John Oates.
Whilst no fan of Prezza, this article is one-sided. Andy Hayman the rozza from the yard is no longer of that parish. He now worships at the church of St Rupert; which interestingly enough owns the News of the Screws. So Andy Hayman saying anything about this is pure propaganda; perhaps like some (and only some) of those screaming protest on the opposition benches.
.. and don't you think that Yates of the Yard is intimidating new witness by interviewing them as suspects and not witnesses. (Something stinks there).
... and it is still illegal under RIPA to listen into other peoples communications. I don't want mine listened to. I presume everyone standing up for Hayman et al doesn't mind, I do!
When the boot's on the other foot, eh Mr Prescott?
So its OK to spy on the personal communications of the public at large (IMP) and turn a blind eye while nefarious commercial interests (Phorm) do the same, but an entirely different matter when Their Right Honorables are on the receiving end?
You reap as you sow, Mr Prescott. Your Government made (in their eyes) snooping and spying on personal communications not only acceptable, but desirable (in the name of "security"). Now you blubber because the boot is on the other foot and, it hurts?
Stop blubbering. You only have yourself to blame.