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Thursday 29th March 2012 | 16:53
In response to Kit Malthouse’s evidence to the Leveson Inquiry earlier today, Chris Bryant MP said:
“I know it is in convenient for Mr Malthouse and his boss, Boris Johnson that the investigation into corruption at News International touches closely on some of his political friends, but if these two politicians had not tried to stop the investigation this could all have been done and dusted more than a year ago. The deliberate interference is clearly partisan in nature and we should remember that the issues at hand include corruption of the Metropolitan Police Service, a mass cover-up, attempts to pervert the course of justice, and the deletion of evidence, let alone the phone and computer hacking.”
Mr Bryant also commented earlier today via Twitter, on the resignation of Dick Fedorcio after it was revealed that the IPCC were about to launch an investigation of gross misconduct against him.
Mr Bryant tweeted:
“Dick Fedorcio's resignation is long overdue, but it only comes now as a way of avoiding gross misconduct hearing.”
The IPCC has confirmed that due to Mr Fedorcio’s resignation they are now unable to continue with their case against him.