No prosecution for the *sigh* “teapot tapes”

Via NRT:

The police have decided not to charge freelance journalist Bradley Ambrose over the “teapot tape”. Despite that, they’re still claiming that his actions were unlawful. Which raises the questions: if his actions were so unlawful, why have they decided not to charge him?

I think the cops are on a hiding to nothing, here.  I mean, we’re all well aware that if there were any solid evidence against Ambrose, they would’ve gathered it illegally and then just got Parliament to retrospectively make it OK, right?

In all seriousness, this photo at The Standard sums up my feelings on this whole scandal from day one.  Who the fuck seriously buys that this was a “private conversation”?  How utterly disingenuous do you have to be to cry when you stage the most openly calculating of public conversations and get recorded?  And the eternally-unanswered question, how little political nous (and/or arrogance) do you have to have to do that and then discuss anything besides the lovely weather we’ve been having lately and aren’t those Warriors doing well?