Monday, July 18, 2011
Met Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates has resigned, Yates confronted with new info about friendship with Neil Wallis, a phone hacking suspect
Met Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates has resigned.
First went Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson now John Yates pulls out his truncheon and falls on it.
High drama as the phone-hacking scandal fall-out continues.
Can we dare that David Cameron follows suit given his closeness to Andy Coulson?
People keep asking him to accept responsibility he says he has but he is still in his job!
What probably done for Yates, was that he checked the credentials of Neil Wallis before the Met employed the ex-News of the World executive who was arrested last week over the phone hacking scandal.
John Yates's resignation came after he was informed he would be suspended pending an inquiry into his relationship with Mr Wallis.
That was all too much; Yates indicated his intention to resign to the chairman of the Met Police Authority, which was accepted immediately.
Apparently John Yates had been confronted with new information about the friendship between the two men.
Yates of the Yard is now in the knacker’s yard.
And he will still face questions.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University