Blair's underling to advise on cash-for-peerages case.
Yesterday's Guardian reported the truly astonishing news that Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney-General (the man who "signed off" on the Iraq war, admittedly after the application of a little pressure) is to advise the Crown Prosecution Service on whether to bring charges in the cash-for-peerages case. If this is not a clear case of "conflict of interest" then I'm a Swiss cheese. It does, however, seem that the final decision doesn't rest with Goldsmith, but with Carmen Dowd, the head of "special crime" at the CPS. It also seems that Blair will be questioned "under caution", which means he is to be treated as a potential suspect.