Sea Lord Leak

"J. L. Garvin, editor of the Observer was repeatedly given secret information by 'Jacky' Fisher when he was First Sea Lord. Just after Garvin had taken over the editorship, Fisher showed him in advance naval estimates for 1908-9. Complaints were naturally made of this highly confidential information being divulged to a newspaper.

"Lord Tweedsmuir instructed Fisher to discover the source of the leak. A farcical pubic correspondence then took place between Fisher, demanding who had inspired the articles and what documents had been used, and Garvin, protesting with feigned indignation that no outsider had briefed him or shown him any document whatever."

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