Friday, 19 July 2013

One law for them....

The crackdown on News of the World journalists is nothing to do with phone hacking, but everything to do with the European Union's media censorship programme - and these revelations in the Independent prove it -

"The Serious Organised Crime Agency has refused to disclose the names of blue-chip companies who commissioned corrupt private investigators who broke the law because revealing them would damage the firms’ commercial interests...Sir Ian Andrews, the agency’s chairman, told Parliament that publishing the information could 'substantially undermine the financial viability of major organisations by tainting them with public association with criminality' [and that] the evidence....has now been 'formally classified' because the information may breach the human rights of the law firms, insurance companies and wealthy individuals who hired corrupt private hack, blag and steal private information to further their commercial interests."

How about the "human rights" of journalists - and when did law firms and insurance companies acquire human rights? Furthermore, if it's all right to "taint" a popular newspaper with criminality, forcing it to close down, then why not not taint these other outfits too - and those mysterious "wealthy individuals"? It's obvious that the Metropolitan Police sees its role as pinching anti-censorship Murdoch hacks (and selling the pro-censorship Guardian information on who they plan to collar next), while Soca's job is to protect blue chips and Russian oligarchs.

I wonder if Soca employees have been taking hush money from them, like the Serious Fraud Office and the EU's anti-fraud squad do with other criminals? If "Britain's FBI" is as unaccountable to Parliament as it seems - just as Brussels' FBI, Europol, is unaccountable to the Strasburg one - then they might well be.

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