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Edward Snowden journo’s latest scoop is about GCHQ’s misuse of a gavel

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The moment the campaign against inappropriate gavels hit the big league

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The journalist behind arguably the biggest story of the millennium — the Edward Snowden US government spying revelations — has revealed his latest scoop: the misuse of a gavel by GCHQ, the UK intelligence agency.

Yesterday evening on Twitter Glenn Greenwald tweeted a picture of what he claims is “the logo used by GCHQ in their docs when they talk about British judges”.

And it features a gavel … the courtroom hammer that is, of course, not used by British judges.

Why the British judiciary features at all in GCHQ documents is another matter entirely …