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Spycatcher ruling - Reaction

Title
Spycatcher ruling - Reaction
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
13 Oct 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:03:41
Description
Law Lords have ruled that Peter Wright’s book, Spycatcher can be serialised in British newspapers. The ruling has implications for Margaret Thatcher’s government which is reforming the Official Secrets Act. Speaking after the ruling, Guardian editor Peter Preston, Observer editor Donald Trelford, and Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil give their reactions on the decision. Paul Rowley reports.
Contributors
Peter Preston; Paul Rowley; Andrew Neil; Donald Trelford
Keywords
Books; Authors; Government; Newspapers; Press; UK; Censorship; Sunday Times; Freedom of the press; House of Lords; Official Secrets Act; Lawyers; Peter Wright; Observer; Spycatcher; Guardian

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