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Trying to hold back the Atlantic with a mop....


The Grauniad carries a tale of the Gray Lady blocking access to a story about the alleged bomb plot to UK sites because of our contempt of court laws. I haven't had a chance to read the story as yet, but have asked one of my NYC contacts to e-mail it to me. I don't doubt that vast numbers of us will be doing exactly the same thing, and the tale will be whizzing around the net over the next few hours and creating far more interest than if the NYT hadn't blocked it. Doubtless another blog will end up publishing it. Information wants to be free, as the saying goes.

Shades of the infamous Spycatcher fun and games of a few years back - if the government had not sicced its lawyers on the Australians, I don't suppose more than a tiny number of people would have bought the book.

Update: I've now read the article in question, and whether it is prejudicial or not I am probably not best placed to judge, but it does appear to me that such information that the NYT ran came straight from the Met / Special Branch etc etc.

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