It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Briefly, Bush appears to have wanted to bomb the offices of Al Jazeera in Qatar (I’m no expert, but that would appear to be an act of war against a sovereign nation, i.e. not a small deal). Blair is said to have talked him out of it (gold star for Tony). The White House apparently says the accusation is so ludicrous it’s not even worth talking about, but at the same time the British press has been told that they could be in serious trouble if they distribute details of the relevant meeting, and two people are being charged under the Official Secrets Act.
These things aren’t all necessarily directly related. The individuals are being charged with a “damaging disclosure of a document relating to international relations”, which in theory could be a top-secret menu from the post-meeting dinner. And even if the description of the document is broadly correct, there’s no telling at this stage if it was just an “all boys together, back-slapping jape” that they laughed about 2 seconds after. I hope we learn more, but however it turns out it’s certainly interesting.
I’d say more, but I’ve signed the Official Secrets Act too (twice, if memory serves), so I’m not sure I’m allowed to.