Tap tap tap

After taking a whistle blower from the government GCHQ – the UK’s top eavesdropping facilty – to court for breaching the Official Secrets Act the authorities have suddenly, mysteriously withdrawn claiming lack of evidence… Now a case cannot be brought to trial unless the Crown Prosecution Service investigates and decides there is enough evidence to warrant a public prosecution. They did and now that it is in court after months and months of government spooks and high-priced lawyers looking into it it suddenly seems to have vanished.

Gee, couldn’t be anything to do with the fact the government realised that a trial would potentially expose a whole lot of fibs and stretched half-truths that were used to goad the British people reluctantly into an illegal war of agression? COuld it be that they are desperately embarassed that the secret allegedly revealed concerned the fact that US intelligence services asked their British counterparts to help them to put taps and intercepts on the communications of other nations – friendly as well as not – who may have voted against them in the UN before the war? Could it be that Tony “I’m not a War Criminal like Milosovic, Honest” Blair is crapping himself that a public trial would force him to air items like the attorney general’s legal advice on the legality of a war without UN support which he refuses to publish…

…Or worse than any of those, perhaps he is terrified that a trial in a court of justice would become an investigation into the intelligence used to lead us to war and it would be one he couldn’t influence unlike the whitewash of the Hutton report…