Boris Johnson tried to stop the Met Police phone hacking investigation saying it was codswallop and a waste of police resources. He did this at a time when he knew that there were serious allegations to be investigated ,including revelations in the New York Times which the Deputy Mayor for Policing was aware of 5 days BEFORE the Mayor made a statement to the London Assembly dismissing the phone hacking as ‘Codswallop’.
His Deputy Mayor for Policing tried to persuade the Met Commissioner (Sir Paul Stephenson) to not investigate, who also said in evidence to the Leveson Inquiry that he was summoned for a frank meeting for an hour and half with the Mayor.
It is also documented that Murdoch has admitted in evidence at the Leveson Inquiry that News International were offering Boris Johnson £2m for his academy project and funding (£36m?) for his cable car. This was at the very time Boris Johnson was trying to stop the police investigation into phone hacking .
In further evidence from the Leveson Inquiry meetings are documented between Rebekah Brooks and Sir Paul Stephenson and Boris Johnson openly admits that many meetings took place between himself (and Kit Malthouse)and Sir Paul Stephenson in relation to phone hacking.
Boris Johnson also had many meetings with Rebekah Brooks (and James Murdoch and Rupert Murdoch), some of which he deliberately tried to hide by failing to record them in the proper way. This was later exposed by the Information Commissioner.
Rebekah Brooks also listed her appointments with senior politicians in her evidence to the Leveson Inquiry but did not list any meetings whatsoever with Boris Johnson.
What were they trying to hide? (see link below of Rebekah Brooks and Boris Johnson holding hands?)
In addition at the time all of this was taking place Boris Johnson was acting Chair of The Metropolitan Police Authority. His Deputy Kit Malthouse made a statement in article below stating that he and the Mayor were now in control of the Met Police and had ‘ a electorate mandate to influence what it does’.
During this time Neil Wallis, a former editor of the News of the World was appointed as Head of the Metropolitan Police Service Directorate of Public Affairs.
He was subsequently arrested in relation to phone hacking and Sir Paul Stephenson resigned partly due to this situation. Why is it that such an improper appointment took place while Boris Johnson was Chair of The Metropolitan Police Authority and yet he has no accountability?
Why has there not been a full and proper police investigation into the improper conduct of Boris Johnson and his involvement in trying to cover up the phone hacking investigation into News International?
HIS ACTIONS CONSTITUTE BRIBERY AND MISCONDUCT IN PUBLIC OFFICE.
What exactly was the relationship between Boris Johnson and Rebekah Brooks?
The pictures and text came in from a ***** ****** (name withheld on request of submitter).
The Brooks/Coulson affair non-story hardly ruffled any feathers. There are some other rumours doing the rounds relating to Boris, and not with Rebekah. Then again, there would be, wouldn’t there.