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Shades of Spycatcher?

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I remember reading Wright’s Spycatcher about 25 years back, having purchased it in Paris. The British Government, under Thatcher had banned publication on British soil, but it didn’t stop people obtaining a copy. It wasn’t a bad read, not too controversial, as far as I can remember.

Now does history repeat itself, second time around as farce?

HMG has just stopped the publication of Andy Hayman’s book, he’s a retired assistant commissioner of the Met Police and knows a fair bit about 7/7 and counter-terrorism.

It seems a bit of a cackhanded attempt to limit whatever critical information the book contains, thus ensuring that it will get a wider audience and the secret eventually leaked on the Internet, outside of HMG’s jurisdiction.

Silly really, when will governments learn?

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03/07/2009 at 02:56

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