Has everyone forgotten Sarah Tisdall
and Clive Ponting
who were prosecuted by the evil Thatcher junta for leaking the truth?
In the Tisdall case the appeal by the Attorney General was on the grounds that – although the documents themselves were harmless – a civil servant capable of leaking them, might leak other documents which could pose a threat to national security. Somewhat similar to the present case I think. She was jailed for six months.
Ponting was acquitted by the jury who could see that Thatcher was a tyrant.
The only difference in this case was that the cops went a bit OTT with the recipient. Aren't two of them up for jobs as Met commander??
Not that I'm defending Brown and his idiot sycophants in any way. They are as despicable as Thatcher was and have followed in her footsteps.
This thing isn't new, yer knows.