Send for the Reverend Dodgson

[If you don’t get the headline, try here.]

Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02We learn:

The Scotland Yard inquiry in to the “Plebgate” row which led to Andrew Mitchell resigning as chief whip has cost an estimated £144,000 so far…

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan is leading the investigation, dubbed Operation Alice.

She wrote: “It remains that I have 30 officers at my disposal and the Operation Alice is estimated to have cost £144,000 to date.

The interesting thing there is not the numbers (Metropolitan Police numbers — as when declaring how many were demonstrating — are notoriously ‘elastic’) but the title.

‘Operation Alice” as in



Through the Looking Glass?


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