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What on earth?!

What on earth?!

damian-greenDamian Green, the Conservative frontbench spokeman on immigration, has been arrested tonight over immigration leaks for “aiding and abetting misconduct in public office” and is at this moment still in police custody. He hasn’t been charged yet. This story suddenly splashed over all the news outlets about fifteen minutes ago and seems to have been broken by Sky News. See also the Telegraph and Guardian.

Incredible. Quite a surprise that the Official Secrets Act covers immigration, apart from anything – I perhaps naively assumed it was concerned with national security issues.

It is difficult to believe this will go well for the Government. It is bound to look like an over-reaction, very heavy-handed and an attempt to cover something up. And I have to say that it is just a tad worrying for a blogger who likes to put out immigration stories nice and early…

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