The Independent today is reporting that the cash for honours enquiry is to be reopened. Despite the articles report suggesting that the Crown Prosecution Service is taking the case very “very seriously”, the fact they have asked the police to “find key pieces of evidence to strengthen the case”, suggests that the vast file of evidence presented to the CPS before was not substantial enough.
The police will no doubt continue with their investigations but are they really likely to find more evidence than they did first time round? Perhaps once Blair has stepped down as Prime Minister they can apply more pressure. But it would appear a prosecution is a long way off yet, if there will even be one.