Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Government bottles it over Pasquill

Today's great news is that the government has dropped the prosecution of Derek Pasquill, who leaked a number of great stories to Martin Bright at the Observer and the New Statesman.

Bright has been running campaigns all over the place to get the case dropped and seems to have succeeded, although it is interesting to note the prosecution's stated reason, that documents that would have had to be disclosed undermined its case that Pasquill's disclosures would have been damaging.

Anyway, congratulations to Bright and Pasquill. Now something must be done about the Official Secrets Act.

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