But probably the best performer so far has been the absolutely fabulous RebeccaBrooks. Having clawed her way to the top of the tabloid world as first female editor of the Sun and then making it to Chief Executive of News International not to mention (allegedly)beating whatever sense there was out of self appointed hardmanRoss Kemp(her then spouse) on the way up – she is some feckin’ cailín.
Peeking out coyly from behind her extravaganza of beautiful red curls she delivered lines (and texts and emails) that will not only send shock waves through the Cameron matrimonial home and government but will ensure the hapless Jeremy Hunt will require even more pharmaceutical assistance getting his daily sleep.
It is hardly surprising that poor Jeremy tried to give his evidence before Rebecca had her spake, something the very impressive director of the proceedings Justice Leveson was having absolutely none of.
And just as with the best drama, it is still fascinating even when you have a fair idea what is coming – i.e. Jeremy following his special advisor Adam Smith to dive or be pushed onto his sword.
But what of the already departed Adam Smith?
This is a chap who has (allegedly) broken the law by passing sensitive commercial information from government to a private company at a very sensitive time and (if we suspend belief and follow the Tory line on this story for a moment) has dragged a totally innocent Culture Secretary into a political scandal which will probably cost him his job.Funny then, that when announcing Smith’s ‘resignation’ in Westminster, Jeremy sought to lavishly praise him for his good work in the department.
It would be interesting to know if the potentially criminal actions of Mr Smith had any impact on any severance terms he enjoys and interesting also as to why all the Tories demanding that Jeremy should be given the opportunity to defend himself, didn’t feel that Adam Smith should be extended the same courtesy – no waiting until he had worked out a story for Lord Leveson for Mr Smith.
Interesting too if Mr Smith is indeed dragged before the courts before the boul Jeremy has a chance to deliver his story – making any questioning of him on the pertinent facts conveniently problematic.
Just as Adam Smith looked like he acted as Jeremy Hunt’s mudguard so too does Jeremy increasingly appear to be doing the same job for Rebecca’s close personal friend – the British Prime Minister Davey Cameron and the now also implicated British Chancellor of the Exchequer Georgie Osborne.
A simply fantastic script stranger and stranger (and funnier) than any fiction. LOL.
… and with Davey and Jeremy and Georgie still to take to the Leveson boards this is surely the best show in London town.