The police are accusing the Government of leaking operational details of the alleged ‘beheading plot’ in an attempt to divert attention from Tony Blair’s current troubles with the law.
I must say I did wonder, when, for examples, details emerged in the papers about how the police used two muslim soldiers to lure the alleged kidnappers. I wondered what the police were hoping to gain by releasing such sensitive information to the public. Were they hoping to scupper any future trial, or what?
Turns out the police may not have leaked the information after all. Sources close to the investigation are pointing the finger at the Government. Given the latter’s past record on this sort of behaviour, I am inclined to believe the police.
I fully expect a denial from the Government, but that doesn’t count for much these days.