Noone in particular wrote:
If parliament wishes to stop its MPs leaking then it has the power to do so. The issue here is the intervention by the executive (in the guise of the old bill) and the chilling effect of a MP behind bars and boys in blue sorting through papers in the Commons Office of a sitting opposition member. (Can you even do that without the approval of the Speaker?)
1. MPs are not above the law ... IF he has committed a criminal offence, then it is right and proper that it should be investigated.
2. A search of his parliamentary office can ONLY be done with the permission of the Speaker.
3. The issue, therefore, is that Green appears to have stepped outside the protection of parliament and appears to have chosen to indulge in press leaks rather than use his parliamentary position to challenge the government.
4. If that was the case ... stoopid, stoopid, stoopid. And, in its own way, an abuse of Parliament.