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Thread #165570   Message #4001480
Posted By: DMcG
21-Jul-19 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
So the 19 year old Steven Edginton tells us he gave the Darroch diplomatic telegrams to Isobel Oakeshott and wants "to be absolutely clear: the leak of Sir Kim's cables had absolutely nothing to do with the Brexit party."

All very interesting, but most people thought it was a Brexiteer plot, which is not the same as a Brexit Party plot. And you have a very solid Brexiteer background - which of course you are quite entitled to - which fits that possibility:


Edginton worked initially for the political website Westmonster, founded by the Brexit-backer Arron Banks, before periods as a digital strategist at the Taxpayers’ Alliance and Leave Means Leave campaign. Since April he has been employed by the Brexit party, organising its social media feeds.

(Each of these is a strongly pro-Brexit group, for those who are not aware of it: Taxpayer's Alliance sounds neutral, but it is not.)

But all in all, you are pretty irrelevant, Steven Edginton. You may have been an intermediary and liable to some charges because of that, but you are not the source of the leak, which is what is of concern.