More interesting to me though is the following extract -
"The city council has now decided to drop the investigation, claiming it had spent £100,000 on in-house solicitors.
I did question the use of in-house solicitors carrying out the investigation the other day on the basis that NCC is normally very keen to bring in external consultants so it's strange that they don't bother in one of the situations where it would be extremely appropriate to do so. Now it seems that they DID bring outside lawyers in but not to do the investigation, just to free up the internal legal teams who presumably could be relied on not to look in the 'wrong' places.
This just gets murkier by the day.