Peter Hoskin

Conway “reported” to the police

Text settings

In the headline to my earlier post on the Conway scandal, I wrote: "Conway row to escalate" - and my how it's escalating.  The latest news is that a Lib Dem candidate has reported Conway to the Metropolitan Police.  If this leads anywhere, then David Cameron will certainly live to rue the statement that the Tories issued last night:

“Derek Conway has apologised fully on the floor of the House of Commons and the Whip has not been withdrawn. The appropriate punishment is being administered"

Many feel that Cameron's actions have been "decisively wrong" on this matter, although Nick Robinson notes that there are "small procedural reasons" and "one very big political reason" for why Conway's not in more trouble.  In the face of today's fresh revelations, can he hang on any longer?