1. Exquisite Tweets from @IsabelOakeshott, @henrymance, @peterjukes, @PropertySpot, @hugorifkind, @DAaronovitch, @ProfTimBale, @lionelbarber, @Otto_English, @peter_tl

    PreoccupationsCollected by Preoccupations

    Incredibly proud of my protege @StevenEdginton for his role in the #WashingtonFiles #darroch scoop, which can now be revealed. Team effort, for which he deserves great credit

    Steven Edginton @
    I've been investigating the civil service for months.

    Tonight I can reveal I am the journalist behind the Washington Cables.

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    IsabelOakeshott

    Isabel Oakeshott

  2. This is disingenuous nonsense. Diplomats are not meant to be impartial about the competence of foreign governments - their reports would be useless if they were dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    henrymance

    Henry Mance

    More nonsense - the author may have used journalist endeavour, but what about the motives of the leaker?

    For someone who set out to investigate the impartiality of the civil service, he suddenly doesn’t seem very curious

    Reply Retweet Like

    henrymance

    Henry Mance

    He is a biased diplomat (even though he said nothing biased).

    I am an impartial journalist (even though I literally work for the Brexit Party).

    Reply Retweet Like

    henrymance

    Henry Mance

    By all means, show off about your scoop but don’t insult everyone’s intelligence 😉

    Reply Retweet Like

    henrymance

    Henry Mance

    See also twitter.com/danbarker/stat…

    dan barker @
    There's quite a downgrade of Steven's job title in this.

    Previously he was reported as the Brexit Party's "Digital Chief".
    Here he describes his role as: "Since April, I have worked for the Brexit Party, helping run its social media feeds."

    Reply Retweet Like

    henrymance

    Henry Mance

  3. Thanks to Mr Edginton, who worked for Westmonster, TPA, Leave Means Leave and Brexit Party, ASWELL as Isabel Oakeshott, pretty conclusive evidence that actually they’re all part of the same thing - a propaganda operation

    Reply Retweet Like

    peterjukes

    Peter Jukes

    peterjukes

    Peter Jukes

  4. Spot the difference. He's suddenly gone shy about his role in the Brexit Party.

    Reply Retweet Like

    PropertySpot

    Property Spotter

  5. This doesn't make sense. The claim here is the leak came from *one* cable being read aloud in a restaurant. But the same story admits *many* cables were published. The original article spoke of a "cache". Were they all read out in a restaurant? Long meal? dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    hugorifkind

    Hugo Rifkind

  6. I don’t believe any of this. Though of course it wouldn’t make Edginton the source for the Darroch leak any more than it does @IsabelOakeshott. Would you entrust such information to a 19 year old political activist? These people are shameless.

    Steven Edginton @
    I've been investigating the civil service for months.

    Tonight I can reveal I am the journalist behind the Washington Cables.

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    DAaronovitch

    David Aaronovitch

  7. Missing tweet: 1152823621284499456

  8. "I appreciate that my CV – and my pro-Brexit views – will inevitably fuel the conspiracy theories but I want to be absolutely clear: the leak of Sir Kim's cables had absolutely nothing to do with the Brexit Party."

    Steven Edginton @
    I've been investigating the civil service for months.

    Tonight I can reveal I am the journalist behind the Washington Cables.

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    ProfTimBale

    Tim Bale

  9. The plot thickens.....but the idea that a 19 year old cub reporter was primarily responsible for the Darroch leak defies belief. After all, this involved a trove of diplomatic cables not a snatched telephone conversation about Ambo views on Trump! dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    lionelbarber

    Lionel Barber

  10. Edginton first came onto my radar when he wrote this madness. He's 19 years old and despite his enthusiasm is not the brightest star in the night sky. Would Whitehall insiders really leak to him?
    thesun.co.uk/news/6447470/s…

    Reply Retweet Like

    Otto_English

    Otto English

  11. Things no journalist ever says: “Given the possible controversy, we decided to leave my name out of it.” dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7…

    Reply Retweet Like

    peter_tl

    Peter Thal Larsen

  12. Actually, doesn't mention a restaurant. Sorry. But read out, anyway. Wherever it was, is he supposed to have read out the whole "cache"?

    Reply Retweet Like

    hugorifkind

    Hugo Rifkind