Thursday, February 26, 2004

UN warning over spy allegations

the Beeb is reporting from the edge again....clare short has made some bad mistakes since leaving the british govt...this one has to top them all: thin ice

British spies would have undermined the United Nations' work if it was true they bugged Secretary General Kofi Annan's office, says a UN spokesman.
Fred Eckhard told reporters Mr Annan wanted the action stopped if it was happening, especially as it would have been illegal.

He spoke out after ex-cabinet minister Clare Short's claim that the UK had been listening in to Mr Annan's talks.

Tony Blair said Ms Short's claims were "deeply irresponsible".

Mr Blair also appeared to cast doubt on her future as a Labour MP.

well, duh.

Here's the premo money shot by Blair:

Mr Blair said: "I'm not going to comment on the work of our security services - do not take that as an indication that the allegations made by Clare Short are true.

"I really do regard what Clare Short has said this morning as totally irresponsible, and entirely consistent."


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