Re: Journalism is dead, long live the Queen
Also in the Guardian - the government have been putting the screws on the paper to hand material over. Not by getting court injunctions that can be contested and are in the public eye, but by directly threatening the paper:
From the coalition agreement:
'We will introduce safeguards against the misuse of anti-terrorism legislation.'
'We will be strong in defence of freedom. The Government believes that the British state has become too authoritarian, and that over the past decade it has abused and eroded fundamental human freedoms and historic civil liberties. We need to restore the rights of individuals in the face of encroaching state power, in keeping with Britain’s tradition of freedom and fairness.'
So why is the government so worried when Little Billy Hague told us only a few weeks ago that the security services always acted within the law?