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Guardian editor to face MPs

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has been called to face the Home Affairs Select Committee to answer questions about his newspaper's publications of Edward Snowden's leaked surveillance documents.

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Tory MPs write to Guardian editor over spying coverage

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has been criticised by some Conservative MPs. Credit: PA

Two Conservative MPs have written to the editor of the Guardian to urge him to "acknowledge the devastating assessment" by Britain's spymasters of the damage caused by the publication of leaks by the former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden.

Tories Julian Smith and Stephen Phillips called on Alan Rusbridger to clarify whether he had "acted on every security concern raised by Government" over news stories.

They wrote that Rusbridger "fails to acknowledge the devastating assessment of the damage done to the national security of the United Kingdom by The Guardian's reporting of the Snowden leaks."

Yesterday MI6 chief Sir John Sawers said the Edward Snowden's leaks "have been damaging and put operations at risk."

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