The government are spinning again. The Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is claiming that opposition spokesman on immigration, Damien Green, was arrested due to the potential threat to national security. She is due to make a statement to the House of Commons on the affair tomorrow.
Meanwhile the Speaker of the House has just declared that he did not authorise the police search of Mr Green's office. It seems that the police had warrants to search 3 premises connected to Mr Green including his home but they didn't have a warrant to search his office in parliament. So they got signed authority to do so from the Serjeant at Arms.
Marcel Berlins thinks the fuss surrounding this case has been excessive.