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Former MI5 chief to assist in deportation case

A judge has ruled that a former British intelligence head can help decide whether the ex-aide to an MP accused of spying should be deported from the UK. The judge ruled that former MI5 chief Sir Stephen Lander's experience and expertise was needed by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to assist in the case of Katia Zatuliveter, who previously worked for Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock.


Lib Dem will not be prosecuted

The Crown Prosecution Service has ruled there is insufficient evidence to prosecute Lib Dem MP Mike Hancock over indecent assault allegations brought by a constituent. Mr Hancock was arrested on suspicion of assault in October and bailed, but the MP always protested his innocence.


A Russian researcher who works for Liberal Democrat backbench MP Mike Hancock is being investigated by MI5 amid fears she has links to spies, reports the Daily Mail.


Calls to remove Hancock from defence role

The House of Commons Defence Select Committee is attempting to remove Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock from his role on it, following an investigation into his former researcher who is suspected to be a Russian spy.  The Sunday Times reports that the chairman of the committee, James Arbuthnot has asked Lib Dem whips to remove Mr Hancock.


Senior Liberal Democrats have warned that the party's role in public spending cuts could mean lasting political damage. There is concern within the party that the looming cuts are responsible for the party losing about a third of its support in the opinion polls since the May election.


Senior Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock is being investigated by police over claims he sent a female constituent intimate text messages and tried to seduce her after she attended a constituency surgery.


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