Wednesday, 17 November 2010

PMQs today - Cameron may have slandered Alastair Campbell over sexing-up dossiers

A howler from Cameron in PMQs 5 minutes ago, answering a question from Harriet Harman about his employment of Tory staffers on the Government payroll:

"We won't be employing Alastair Campbell to sex-up dossiers making the case for war".

Given that the Hutton Report cleared Alastair Campbell and the Government of this particularly pernicious charge from Andrew Gilligan, doesn't this place the PM in difficult waters in accusing him of sexing-up dossiers?

I'm no lawyer, but f it weren't for Parliamentary Privilege, this would be slanderous, wouldn't it?

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