It was good to see the Lib Dems today speaking out in support of Damian Green and against the heavy handed way the police have dealt with his arrest.
Whatever his supposed crime, it does seem very odd that nine police officers were needed to arrest Mr Green whilst there are people in London waiting for a police car to turn up to deal with real crime on their doorstep.
There are also real concerns about the fact that Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, claims she knew nothing of the arrest despite a senior civil servant knowing about it.
Why is it that a civil servant knew that a senior opposition MP was to be arrested but nobody told the Home Secretary ?
All very odd and this whole episode does not make sense.