Hi Sig',A remainer ambassador is removed from his post and the police want to prosecute the publisher, stasi police state, what about Gavin Williamson, Julian Assange, Tommy Robinson.
As ever, I take your point and, in broad terms, I agree with you. That said, I think it's reasonable for 'the state' to investigate how and who is responsible for the leak and, in so doing, breaching the Official Secrets Act. Needless to say, the publisher (and the excellent Isabel Oakeshott who broke the story) have not signed said act and should not be prosecuted. Freedom of the press and all that. As for Sir Kim Darroch, he was quite right to resign and, had he not done so, ought to have been sacked for his utter stupidity. In this day and age of Wikileaks - politicians, diplomats et al must assume as a matter of course that anything they commit to paper - be it real or virtual - will end up in the public domain. He should have couched his concerns about Trump and his administration in much more diplomatic language.