Sunday, 15 April 2012
Thatcher more decent than Blair
Craig Murray is to give a lecture in Cardiff tomorrow night on the subject of whistle-blowers, with particular reference to Bradley Manning. In a measured interview on Sunday Supplement this morning, he said something which was new to me, but presumably covered in "Murder in Samarkand". He was a witness to Margaret Thatcher, when she was prime minister, laying down the rule to our "spooks" that they were not to make use of intelligence which was likely to have been obtained under torture. This policy, he said, was reversed under Blair-Bush.