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Listen: No Public Interest Defence In Leaked Cables, Says Scotland Yard.

: 07/13/2019 - 17:54

Scotland Yard has defended warning journalists not to publish more leaked cables from Britain's former ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says there could have been a breach of the UK Official Secrets Act - with no public interest defence.

But Conservative MP and member of Britain's Foreign Affairs Committee Bob Seely says a free press is more important than a prosecution in this case:

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