STEVEN EDGINTON, 19, was the journalist who exposed memos from the UK’s man in Washington | Daily Mail Online


  • Journalist Steven Edginton, 19, fears he is being targeted by security services 
  • The person who leaked the explosive Washington Files was his trusted source 
  • In April, he began working as a digital strategist for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party 
  • Mr Edginton says his story was not a ‘Brexiteer plot to topple Sir Kim Darroch’ 

Lying awake at 2am last Wednesday and unable to sleep for the third night in a row, I listened as footsteps crunched up and down the gravel outside my ground-floor flat.

For one alarming moment I thought the police were preparing to storm through my front door and arrest me. I looked out of the curtains – but no one was there.

Paranoid? Hardly. A few hours later, Home Office Minister Nick Hurd stood in the House of Commons and refused to rule out deploying the ‘full force of the state’ to identify the person who leaked Sir Kim Darroch’s embarrassingly undiplomatic cables about US President Donald Trump.

I am not the leaker – I am a young journalist – but I did play a critical role in the publication of a story that has reverberated on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Source: STEVEN EDGINTON, 19, was the journalist who exposed memos from the UK’s man in Washington | Daily Mail Online

One thought on “STEVEN EDGINTON, 19, was the journalist who exposed memos from the UK’s man in Washington | Daily Mail Online

  1. With this situation I do not blame the journalist or the Media in publishing the leaked information, I do however, blame the leaker.

    This, in some ways, goes against my views of ‘Whistleblowers’, who I generally support, s whistleblowers generally leak something with is of National Interest or is trying to right a wrong.

    None of which I can see in the case of Sir Kim Darroch, which I feel is the case of some civil servant or servants doing what they can to cause mischief.

    Within the article it goes on to imply that the civil servants undertaking the Brexit negotiations were remain supporters, which in itself is not a problem. However, it is if they, within the negotiations, conducted themselves as remain supporters and not as impartial members of the negotiating team.

    This would then lead to not creating circumstances in which to arrange Brexit with a deal, but to stifle the negotiations to ensure the UK remains in the EU.

    This meant that not only the EU were working to stop Brexit but our own negotiators.

    This should be a treasonable offence.

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