The Register, as well as a boatload of bloggers, are annoyed that Her Majesty's Government has tried to censor a column published in the Grauniad about the "Ricin Ring" trial which ended in a total mess a couple of weeks ago. You can get your copy of the document from me here. I should note that I am less convinced that the plot was quite the farce that the Duncan Campbell claims. I agree that the supposed terrorists were apparently incompetant, and possibly not genuine Al Qaeda trained jihadists, but that is about it. I do think that the evidence (e.g. that noted by Melanie Phillips) indicates that there was an attempt to cause a major terror event in the UK and part of an attempt to form Al Qaeda affliliated cells within the UK. We can hope that this was foiled by the wave of arrests that included the arrest of the "Ricin Ring", but it may not have been. It does occur to me that a devious Al Qaeda plotter would make sure to recruit some incompetants just to achieve the result we have seen while simultaneously recuiting some more deadly terrorists in a separate cell that would be primed to do something after the fuss has died down. It is my sincere hope that Al Qaeda is either not devious enough or not competant enough to pull off such a trick.