Michael Martin has made his statement to the house on Damian Green's arrest. First of all I thoroughly believe that Martin is using Serjeant at Arms as a scapegoat. The very first words out of my mouth when informed by the Serjeant at Arms that the Police intended to raid an MP's office would be: "Not without a bloody warrant they won't" And I now promise to vote Labour in the next General Election if Michael Martin did not utter very similar words. And if he didn't, then he bloody well should have, and he should step down if that is the case.
The Serjeant at Arms should be sacked for incompetence and her position returned to its former stature. It's shameful in the extreme that the government are still trying to spin their way out of this attack on democracy. David Cameron had Brown bang to rights when he said that Labour were relying on their belief that the public are stupid. And when are Labour going to realise that putting Mandelson on our screens does nothing but scare the kids and reinforce the our opinion that Labour MPs are a bunch of liars. You've got be some kind of colossal idiot to believe that Mandelson will boost your party's image.
Also very disturbing is the fact that Gordon Brown refused to agree that it was wrong for the Police to raid Green's office without a search warrant. Unbelievable!
Oh - and another thing - Iain Dale asks some very important question about police warrants.