The Spectator's Notes

Charles Moore

The Spectator’s Notes | 19 November 2005

On the face of it, the government would seem to be hypocritical in its attacks on Sir Christopher Meyer’s memoirs. After all, it is said, the Cabinet Office saw the text of DC Confidential and approved it. How can ministers now complain? It turns out not to be quite like that. In the first place,

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