Strange times for government, and somehow EDF nuclears crop up.
So a Law Commission created to update the UK's Official Secrets Act is proposing that the secrets are transformed into an Espionage Act which would make whistle-blowers into "traitors". That's the flavour of their proposals.
Aimed at stopping whistle blowers who otherwise are supposed to be protected when acting in the public interest, media reporting has mentioned as traitorous actions leaking on overspends and mispends on public conttracts, reveaing details of pipelines and storage systems, Network Rail's massive overspends, failures in military weapon supply and, well, well, well, details of the government's deal with EDF for Hinkley Point C nuclear reactors.
Oddly enough, two crucial documents were issued by Government on September 29th last year, appearing to tell the public what Mrs May's "revised agreement" with EDF was, and how the decommissioning in years ahead would be financed.
All well and good, but maybe there are other details of the revision which we are not supposed to see, or hear about from leaketrs. What a way to run an energy system, esecially one owned by foreign powers.