Breathtaking hypocrisy from Liam Fox at PMQs, who claims that the Guardian’s coverage of Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks had left “security personnel more vulnerable”:
“Can we have a full and transparent assessment of whether the Guardian’s involvement in the Snowden affair has damaged Britain’s national security?”
Fox obviously has a short memory. Two years ago this month a report from then cabinet secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell found that the former secretary of state for defence had risked the security of his staff by sharing his official diary with his close friend Adam Werritty.
“The disclosure outside MoD of details about future visits overseas posed a degree of security risk not only to Dr Fox, but also to the accompanying official party.”
Making security personnel more vulnerable, eh?
Pressure mounts: @LiamFoxMP writes to chairmen of Intelligence, Home, Foreign, Defence and Liaison committees to ask for Guardian probe.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) October 16, 2013