I have a great deal of respect for the Counter Terrorism officers of the Met but last night's actions are deeply worrying.
Damian Green has been highly critical of the government's ineptitude in immigration matters and has backed up his criticism with evidence leaked from the Home Office. Government leaks are a thorny issue, they can be hugely important and beneficial to the nation or they can deeply undermine the security of the country. I do not believe for a minute that Damian would have had anything to do with a leak that hurt Britain or the British people.
The information that Damian has made public has been hugely embarrassing to the government, I quite understand the government's desire to stop the leaks but if they have abused the Met's Counter Terrorism team to do it they are in very dangerous, Orwellian, waters.
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