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calendar   Wednesday - February 27, 2008

Scotland Yard has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money in a Moonbat Story

Brickbats and Moonbattery award to the police and whoever sicked em on Conserv. MP Boris Johnson.

Most likely London’s Red Ken or those Moonbats who back the Red Mayor, Ken Livingston.
You really gotta read this.  I thought it was funny til I suddenly realized Boris statements quite correct, re. the state of law and order here and these guys want him to answer for ... ?  A leather cigar case?  It’s a national icon?
Read on.

Police probe Boris Johnson over cigar ‘theft’By Andrew Pierce
Last Updated: 12:54pm GMT 27/02/2008

Scotland Yard has been accused of wasting taxpayers’ money by launching an investigation into the alleged theft by Boris Johnson of a cigar case from the home of Saddam Hussein’s deputy prime minister five years ago.

Police have written to Mr Johnson, urging him to hand over the leather case, which he says he took in 2003 as a “souvenir” from the bombed-out home of Tariq Aziz, who had surrendered to US forces 10 days earlier as Iraq crumbled.

The intervention of the police astonished Mr Johnson, who is the Tory candidate in the London mayoral contest.

In the past month alone there were almost 19,000 reported crimes in the Metropolitan Police area, including 12 murders, 6,000 drug offences and 500 offensive weapon crimes.

“This is a monumental waste of time,” said Mr Johnson, the Tory MP for Henley in Oxfordshire.

Mr Johnson has never made any secret of his acquisition from the home of Mr Aziz, the urbane English-speaking minister who was the face of the former Iraqi dictator’s regime.

His campaign team suspects its opponents in the mayoral contest of dirty tricks.

In The Daily Telegraph in May 2003, Mr Johnson justified his decision to “trouser” the case.

He wrote: “To take the cigar case of the deposed number two of a deposed tyrant was hardly the same as swiping a 2300 BC bronze statue of a squatting Akkadian king. And yet it was still Aziz’s property, surely, even if he was being detained at the pleasure of President Bush.

“If there was one thing more noxious than his cigar smoke, it was the clouds of lying and obfuscation. His function was to provide a veneer of international sophistication to a disgusting regime.

“At no stage did he show any sign of conscience, or try to restrain Saddam, or risk his own position to save his countrymen. He was a vain and conniving adjutant to terror, and I have temporarily taken his cigar case for safe keeping.”

Scotland Yard was alerted in the past few days to Mr Johnson’s removal of the case, which he kept at home, and an investigation has been launched by the Metropolitan Police art and antiques unit.

The letter to Mr Johnson states: “Police attention has been drawn to reports suggesting that you have in your possession an item that may be Iraqi cultural property, namely a cigar case from the address of Tariq Aziz.”

It continues: “Obviously it is at an early stage of our enquiries but I would offer to act as the ‘constable’ should you wish to transfer the item into our possession for further investigation.”

Mr Johnson, who has moved ahead in some polls of mayoral rival Ken Livingstone, was outraged. “There were over 18,000 crimes in London last month and yet the police write to me about this?” he said.

“What this shows is a concerted effort by my political opponents to waste police time by dragging up an article that I wrote five years ago and trying to make political mileage out of it. When knife crime is on the rise in our capital city, can it be right that police time is allowed to be wasted in this way?”

A Met Police spokesman said: “The Met works very closely with a number of countries, including Iraq, to recover items that are considered culturally significant. In order to establish the origin and potential significance of the item, such items must be submitted to police custody for further examination.

“The MPS treats the theft of, and cultural dealing of, property from abroad very seriously. The steps we are taking are proportionate with a view to repatriating an item which could be of cultural or historical significance to the Iraqis.”

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