India Brummitt (second left) - incognito appearance
But there she was, as the Mail On Sunday’s political editor Simon Walters has told: “The mistress of 'Tatler Tory' Mark Clarke attended the court hearing where a failed bid was made to force her lover into the witness box over claims he bullied a Conservative activist who committed suicide … India Brummitt, a former adviser to a Tory Minister, sat behind Ray and Alison Johnson, the parents of Elliott Johnson, who killed himself last year”.
That much is bad enough, but then comes the leak of the Police report into Elliott Johnson’s death. Who leaked it to Andrew Pierce? Simon Hattenstone had a very straightforward observation to make: “Police report to coroner in Elliott Johnson case was leaked 2 press. Only one other interested party at inquest: Conservative Way Forward”. Unless the cops leaked it themselves, it can only have been CWF.
That makes it important that Ray and Alison Johnson hold their nerve. More later.