Lets take a test case: Date - Early 2004 Name - Claire Short (and round) Place in the pecking order - Privy Councilor, MP etc etc (towards the top) Alleged Offence - Leaking Official Secrets to the Press Outcome - The Government cannot decide what to do. Do we (a) Prosector under the OSA (better not the last case failed and she is one of us really) or (b) do **** all. ends up writing her memoirs and getting a shed load of money. Date - Early 2003 Name - Dr Kelly Place in the pecking order - MOD Civil Servant, a functionary. Alleged Offence - Leaking Official Secrets to the Press Outcome - Hounded by the Government until he came forward, name not leaked to the press honest (but if you guess it I'll confirm it and just to start you off it begins with Kell), ends up dead in a field. RIP Anyone else spot the difference?