Miranda: 'Days of the British Empire are long over'

In a statement published on journalist Glenn Greenwald's new website, The Intercept, David Miranda said:

I will appeal this ruling, and keep appealing until the end; not because I care about what the British Government calls me, but because the values of press freedom that are at stake are too important to do anything but fight until the end.

I'm of course not happy that a court has formally said that I was a legitimate terrorism suspect, but the days of the British Empire are long over, and this ruling will have no effect outside of the borders of this country.

I'm convinced they've hurt their own country far more than me with this ruling, as it emphasises what the world already knows - the UK has contempt for basic press freedoms.