“Let me turn to the reported displeasure of the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary of the relationship with Mr Wallis.
“At the time [I had] no reason for considering the contractual relationship to be a matter of concern.
“Unlike Mr Coulson, Mr Wallis had not resigned from the News of the World or, to the best of my knowledge been in any way associated with the original phone hacking investigation.”
No doubt that Sir Paul Stephenson was unwise to recuperate from an operation with a luxury freebie at Champneys, but he's certainly drawn blood from the PM with the paragraphs above. I am starting to wonder if the whole sorry saga might even bring down the government.