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What the Manchester leaks mean for the US-UK “special relationship”

If the leaks came from American law enforcement, rather than their intelligence agencies, it will be easier to keep the special relationship in good health

By Jay Elwes  

Home secretary Amber Rudd has said she is "irritated" by the leaks. Photo: PA

The publication in the US of British forensics photographs taken at the scene of the Manchester bombing has sparked outrage—and deep concern.

Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, has made it clear to her American counterparts that such leaks were “irritating” and that they “shouldn’t happen again.” Greater Manchester Police has said that it will no longer share information with its US colleagues.

Where did those leaks come from? Seen in the context of recent US…

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