November 28, 2005

The memo is at the centre of a legal case under the Official Secrets act against two men: an alleged civil servant leaker, and the MP's researcher who allegedly received it. They appeared briefly in court today, and were bailed to appear again in a few weeks. The related move by the attorney general reminding the media that they should not publish any of the content should they acquire it is curious - it remains a fact that the Official Secrets Act has never been used against the press in this way before - and there is some confusion as to why the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith is taking such measures."

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