“That is correct. We weren’t asked to disclose any such material.”
And, er, that was it on Oldfield.
Sometimes, while stroking the MI6 cat, counsel just asked him to read out chunks of his statement. *Miaow*
An inquiry, it ain’t.
So much for the *independence* of the IOPC…
She was talking about the Met’s “hierarchical structure”, rather than in a fit of frankness.
“I don’t recognise that culture of deference to people of prominence.”
He tried. But his original point still stood...
“Commander Roper has touched on the fact that there’s much wider issues for a senior police officer to consider the impact of carrying out such actions...”
“I’m not saying any sort of person who isn’t an MP would necessarily be treated hugely differently.” Christopher Mahaffey to #CSAinquiry.