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Honours Probe - Latest News

Sky News: Hidden Computer Claim

Updated: 19:05, Thursday January 25, 2007

Detectives investigating the cash-for-honours affair have reportedly uncovered a "hidden" computer network at Number 10.

ITV News claimed the system had been used to send crucial emails - which now appear to have been deleted.

Downing Street issued a swift denial to the allegations, saying the story was untrue.


Where as over at ITV:

ITV News - Charges 'unlikely' in honours probe

It is unlikely anybody will face criminal charges following the cash-for-honours investigation, according to a source.

The probe into claims that honours were sold in return for donations to political parties has lasted for ten months.

It is claimed the Crown Prosecution Service may find it difficult to prove any link between donors and the honours they received.

We live in interesting times.

UPDATE - the BBC has now caught up with the story (19:29) - Vast numbers of journalists paid for by you and a mud plugging blogger from darkest Wiltshire can still beat them....

Comments

I heard Blair say on the radio that he had advised the police about all the computers in No 10. For once, I believe him.

However, he is very good at choosing his words carefully to keep to the literal truth. His explanation does not exclude the likelihood that there are laptops which are carried in and out of No 10, and that "happened" not to be there on the day he was interviewed. If there is a WiFi network in No 10 (and if not there probably should be) any laptop would effectively be as much a part of the No 10 network as any fixed machine.

Has anyone yet used a WiFi "sniffer" around the Downing St gates?

I heard Blair say on the radio that he had advised the police about all the computers in No 10. For once, I believe him.

However, he is very good at choosing his words carefully to keep to the literal truth. His explanation does not exclude the likelihood that there are laptops which are carried in and out of No 10, and that "happened" not to be there on the day he was interviewed. If there is a WiFi network in No 10 (and if not there probably should be) any laptop would effectively be as much a part of the No 10 network as any fixed machine.

Has anyone yet used a WiFi "sniffer" around the Downing St gates?

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