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Clare Short claims the UK spied on UN chief Kofi Annan in the run up to
the Iraq war - and is branded "deeply irresponsible" by Tony Blair.
Yesterday, a junior spy 'secretary,' Katharine Gun, had her case dismissed, as the UK Gov offered no evidence. It seems as though they didn't want to make too much of a fuss, hoping that the fact that the US asked the UK to spy on the UN would be forgotten about.
Today, Clair Short (who I greatly admire, but I seem to be in a minority) blows the whistle on that spying, lifting it up in the press enough, that Blair has to comment and Kofi Anna's team also calls a press conference calling any spying illegal.
For sure it went on, for sure it was political spying which I believe to be morally wrong as well as illegal. I hope Tony Blair gets fried for it. Long before the next election, so Labour have a chance of winning. Right now, he's killing the party. I liken him to Nixon, and this shoddy affair to the bugging of Watergate.
This had nothing to do with national security. More to do with Blair's pride.
And did you know that it is estimated that all the gold in the world, so far refined, could be placed in a single cube 60 ft. on a side. I remember telling my geology teacher something like that, for him to laugh at... Next time I see Mr Curly...