14 years in jug for embarrassing the government? Patel is crossing from fascism to Nazism

This is a Nazi-style bid to turn our newspapers into propaganda sheets.

(And let’s be honest – most of them are more than halfway there already.)

The big surprise about the story is that it has been broken by the Daily Heil!

According to that rag, Priti Patel – for it is her again – has been consulting on a plan to change the Official Secrets Act in order to remove protections for reporters who are handed leaked documents that may embarrass the Tory government.

The Act’s provisions are intended to protect the UK against agents of foreign governments. Attacking UK-based journalists is clearly a perversion of such legislation but Patel won’t be worried about that.

The Mail‘s story states:

Under a consultation run by Priti Patel’s Home Office, which closes later this week, reporters who handle leaked documents would not have a defence if charged under new laws designed to clamp down on foreign agents.

There’s been a consultation? And it closes in a matter of days? This must be one of those fake consultations that the Tories do all the time – they claim to have been consulting while deliberately not telling anybody about it.

Human rights organisations and the Law Commission, which drew up the proposals, say there should be a ‘public interest defence’ included to prevent the prosecution of journalists who receive leaked documents.

But in a paper released for the consultation, the Home Office said such a move would ‘undermine our efforts to prevent damaging unauthorised disclosures, which would not be in the public interest’.

Who says what’s in the public interest and what isn’t? Usually it’s the courts, in cases of serious disagreement – but the power of the courts is being curbed in new Tory legislation so Patel is effectively giving the Tories ultimate power over the press.

This Writer won’t be affected, though. I may comment on what it means when the contents of leaked documents are published but I don’t receive those documents so I can’t publish them.

Tough luck, Patel! You might turn your supporters in the mainstream media against you but you won’t get critics like Vox Political.

Source: Journalists could face 14 years in prison for embarrassing the Government under proposed law change | Daily Mail Online

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4 thoughts on “14 years in jug for embarrassing the government? Patel is crossing from fascism to Nazism

  1. Hecuba

    This latest silencing of anyone who dares to critique or challenge our little england dictatorship is pure fascism! nazism is the same as fascism – both were created by power hungry men who were determined to seize power and then rule by enforcement of their little jackboot male army/male police forces!

    Patel is a puppet of the fascist tories and she didn’t instigate this latest attack on us peasants’ tiny rights – fascist dictator little duck johnson and his male fascist cabal are responsible. Don’t be fooled by focusing on just one fascist pawn – look at the real fascists hiding behind Patel!

    Meanwhile little england peasants continue to slumber ignoring the fact we are now living in a fascist dictatorship and no one will be allowed to voice/write their critique of anything the fascist tories enact. The prisons will be bursting at the seams with thousands and thousands of female and male political prisoners who will all be labelled ‘terrorists!’

    But never mind ‘I’m all right jack’ will be the stupid little englander boys response!’

    Reply
    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Don’t try to let Patel off the hook, just because she is female!

      Look at her record – this plan is right up her alley.

      Reply
  2. El Dee

    You had said “I may comment on what it means when the contents of leaked documents are published but I don’t receive those documents so I can’t publish them.” But as i am lead to believe ANY onward publication of the contents of the leaked documents would result in prosecution. Obviously you can’t comment without referencing the contents. To me that’s what is so insidious, it’s the attempt to control leaked information AFTER it’s already out.

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