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Yes,I would agree with you up to a point.

I don't think anybody really expected anything yesterday, the MPs are neither trained nor practiced inquisitors such as you'd expect from a prosecution lawyer. So the chance that they might dent the expensively coached shells of the Murdochs was always going to be slim.

No, yesterday was really just a sideshow, morale for the troops etc etc. Today will see the beginning of what might transpire in the future as Miliband tries to define the terms of the judge-led inquiry. This should have real legal force and will involve levels of detail and inquisition that yesterday's little set-piece could never aspire to achieving. But it's all down to the devil in the detail of the terms of reference. Too many of them, Iraq, Kelly, cash for honours etc etc have parameters that are almost deliberately constrained to avoid implicating the guilty. That will be the test of where it goes from here.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jul 20th, 2011 at 05:58:39 AM EST
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