Guardian Plain Packs Scoop Plain Wrong

“Government to legislate for plain cigarette packaging this year”, claimed Tuesday’s Guardian scoop. A “senior Whitehall source” vows “there will be legislation”, reported Patrick Wintour. All pretty certain then; no chance of having jumped the gun. Step forward David Cameron on Thursday: “The decision has not been taken”. Doh.


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