“Official Secrets”

When I joined the Royal Air Force one of the first thing’s that was required was for me to sign the Official Secrets Act, everyone who works within the Governments has to sign it, so my question is this, do politicians sign the act and if so why has not one of them been prosecuted. The relationship between News International and the Conservative Party is not a straight forward government briefs the media arrangement, this is about selling their soul for power and the backing of a media organisation which has a world-wide reach both in television, newspapers and films, their ability to manipulate a story along any lines that would be of value to conservative interests is clear for all to see and the pay off would have been control of B.Sky.B. without too many regulatory issues, there but for the grace of god, and phone hackers.

Returning to my original point the Queens ministers have been passing confidential, if not secret information to a commercial organisation for gain, perhaps not pound notes in brown envelopes, like a previous conservative government but the gain in media coverage is clear for all to see, the attacks on The Labour party and Ed Miliband in particular is the pay off, the sun’s support of Alex Salmon and the SNP is an example, where the Murdoch pay back could not be direct, then anything that would damage Labour  was worth investing in. I am sure Alex Salmon would not now like to be associated with the Murdoch Group but the stain is attached.

When are the police going to investigate this Government and its legal standing in handing over highly classified information on a regular basis. Any civil servant or military personnel who indulged in this type of activity would now be in prison, with every politician calling for their heads.  However, there seems to be complete silence from Westminster when ever politicians do wrong, surely there must be someone who will call them to book, or are they completely above the law?

About michaeldouglasbosc

I am retired and live with my wife on a small olive finca in the middle of a forest in the mountains of Spain in Catalonya. I served 9years in the armed services, am an engineer and because of my love of navy sailing ships a naval historian of the 1700-1800's, plus the author of 10 books. When I retired I started writing adult books my first being A Soldiers Wind. Then came Stanley's story again adult books such was his life. Another book on life in the 1950's this very much an adult book. I have now returned to my love of the sea and my latest navy book 'A Plymouth Story' follows the life of Dr James Blackstock. But Clearing In The Forest is an historical fantasy set in the middle ages at the end of King Johns reign. All the books are published on Kindle and Create a Space in paperback. I have worked all my life and for relaxation I sailed a coastal yacht for many years, but deep inside me was a writer waiting to get out. So when I retired I started writing I find story telling both relaxing and - for me - a pleasure.
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