Save yourselves 35 minutes. The most criminal thing about this “Guardian” podcast is how bad it is. There is a narrative emerging, the Gruaniad believes that Jonathan Rees is guilty (as does Alastair Morgan). Peter Jukes parrots a Metropolitan Police line, of a “massive drugs shipment” being the motive for the murder with the saintly Daniel Morgan uncovering it.
Beware of hagiographies. But examine motives. 10 minutes in and mention of women, of Daniel Morgan’s numerous affairs as the reason for his being killed. No mention of Malta.
Sid Fillery – yes, he was on the initial inquiry but Duncan Campbell never tells us that after six days Det Sgt Fillery voluntarily told his boss that he knew Jonathan Rees.
15 mins in – Kevin Lennon. Campbell omits that Lennon had a criminal charge hanging over him.
18 mins in – News Of The World. Sigh, Private Detectives being employed by the media to find out sleazy details about celebrities.
20 mins in – Kim James. Written about previously. The tape recordings and transcripts are suspect in exremis.
22 mins in – Det Ch Supt Dave Cook and Jacqui Hames. Under surveillance as Hames was having an affair with her first husband. She was/is a high profile presenter.
25 mins in – advert for Grace Dent, the poor man’s Caitlin Moran.
28 mins in – the murderer was in the Metropolitan Police, hence the urgent need to pin it on Jonathan Rees to keep New Scotland Yard’s reputation intact.
31 mins in – on this I agree with Alastair Morgan, the Met are institutionally corrupt.
Finally, for today, this good piece from the Torygraph.
Z31 may or may not be the murderer. He fits the bill though, in the police at the time, died in 2003.