Mazher Mahmood - the net is closing
“I experienced the same inertia when I asked them to reopen the phone hacking case in 2009. Keir Starmer, who was head of the CPS at the time, said he’d contacted investigating officers and been told there was no new evidence. There were bags of it – including the hacking of murdered Milly Dowler’s phone. But Starmer took the word of senior police officers with long-standing links to Murdoch papers”.
We know this because Creepy Uncle Rupe has set his attack dogs on the CPS - the body that will make any decision on whether to charge Mahmood - and today this has spread from the Sun On Sunday to the Sunday Times, and has been broadened to include a less than subtle assault on Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Alison Sunders, the ST telling readers why she is IN THE DOCK.
What this tells us is that the Murdoch press is engaging in a deliberate campaign of aggressive bullying against these bodies, and it is doing it for one reason, and one alone - to undermine their credibility. Why papers that like to claim to be on the side of law and order should do that is because they know the likelihood of Mazher Mahmood being nicked is coming ever closer - and they don’t like the idea one bit.