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Stuart Syvret gets the Damian Green treatment

Following on from the lead of the UK government in having police investigate leaks of government information as a criminal matter and hence persecuting effective opposition politicians the States of Jersey have kicked off a leak inquiry and are asking police to investigate Senator Stuart Syvret over an internal memo.

The odd thing about the English case is that it involves at least some information (if not all of it) that is covered by the Freedom of Information Act. That means that the mole was under a duty to provide the information if asked for it.

This gives a complete defence of
Question 1. Do you have any information which is embarrassing to the goverment and can I have a list of it.
Question 2. Please give me item 1, item 2 etc on the answer to question 1.

A bit odd to prosecute someone for doing what is their duty. This applies to Damian Green in any event as it was his duty to hold the government to account.

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Rob Kent said…
It would be more than ironic (that is, sick) if one of the only people to face 'justice' over the current Jersey child abuse scandal was Stuart Syvret, considering that he was the one who has done everything in his power to expose it.

Would he get a fair trial, in Jersey? I doubt it. But they would probably just be happy to suspend him as a States Senator so that he no longer has access to privileged information. He would then just be another Joe Public they can ignore.

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