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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 01:47 PM

Guardian faces fresh criticism over Edward Snowden revelations

Source: Guardian

Guardian faces fresh criticism over Edward Snowden revelations

Andrew Sparrow, political correspondent
theguardian.com, Sunday 10 November 2013 15.30 GMT

The Guardian faced fresh criticism from the government over its handling of leaks from former NSA analyst Edward Snowden as two cabinet ministers said its revelations had endangered national security.

William Hague, the foreign secretary, and Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, endorsed comments made at the recent intelligence and security committee hearing at which Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, said Britain's enemies were "rubbing their hands with glee" over the disclosures.

But despite the former defence secretary Liam Fox writing to the Crown Prosecution Service asking whether there is a case for legal action against the Guardian, the two ministers sidestepped questions about whether they would like to see a prosecution.

"Action against any particular media outlet in any particular country, unfortunately, is not going to reverse the damage that has been done," Hammond said on Sunday.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:09 PM

1. Muzzling of the media progressing. Scary. nt

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:13 PM

2. If anything endangered national security, it's the incompetence of our spooks. nt

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