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Aug 3, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read Read on X
Some bleeding obvious:

1) It's illegal to identify an alleged rape victim
2) ID can be things other than naming them
3) If IDing him can ID her, even by circuitous means, it will never happen without her waiving anonymity
4) Naming suspects before charge has, of late, been frowned upon (See Sir Cliff for details)
And most obviously

5) Suspended an MP from their party publicises their name. They become listed as an independent. It cannot therefore be done without IDing him.
And if you didn't figure it out already - this one is a total mess, and it would not be in anyone's interests to stymie a fair investigation or trial. It would be a good idea, all round, if media outlets could agree on/be given guidance by @IpsoNews.
Because waiting for the govt to be clear or competent about anything at all will take a very long time.
And put that in your #ToryRapist Twitter experts pipe.

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EXC: MoD releases 4,000 pages of secret #nukledblood files as scandal bursts open

The govt has announced imminent release of 150 top secret documents in a data dump, 7 mo after @DailyMirror revealed the existence of records at @AWE_plc about blood and urine testing of troops during the Cold War.
@DailyMirror @AWE_plc It also comes just two weeks after veterans served legal papers on @defenceHQ demanding access to their missing medical records.

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An amazing win against the MoD! A judge has ordered them to hand over the records it’s withholding of Sqn Leader Terry Gledhill, whose blood tests blew open the #nukedblood scandal in 2022.

Withholding records has been ruled unlawful. Jane’s amazing strength and persistence has set a precedent for every other veteran family - not just of nuclear testing but ANY service.

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Let's meet her, shall we? Image
Well we'll be starting this again, this time without my home address on it. Here is Katie's pamphlet.

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Let's leave aside for a moment how delighted she is about herself. And the fact I am welcomed to my constituency as though I've just moved in and she's the welcoming committee.

Her name is Katie. But there are pictures. Katie can straddle a stile! Image
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Some of those watching or taking part in the #RemembranceDay2023 parade may have noticed it slowed down in the last half. Here’s why. /🧵
For the first time the nuclear veterans were able to march with a medal commemorating the fact that they alone, of all veterans, had kept every other serviceman, UK civilian and overseas ally safe for 70 years.

As they formed up wearing their #medalforheroes they were beaming. Image
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EXC: The MoD admits it may hold nearly 5,000 #nukedblood files which it previously denied having.

cc @grantshapps @RishiSunak @JohnnyMercerUK mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/m…
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Now it says there may be 4,711 files.
The AWE - and arm's length agency of the MoD - said it could not be certain what was in the files it holds, because checking them would be too expensive.

If blood tests exist, they could prove whether troops were irradiated - leading to multi-million pound compensation payouts.
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Is there *any* part of the British state that isn't knackered?
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