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Benedict Cumberbatch gets Political 2: Politic Harder

Hot on the heels of his recent dip into World Events, Benedict Cumberbatch has used the high-profile of filming Sherlock's third series finalé to highlight political issues again - and this time it's a little closer to home.


Not content with a single sheet of paper, this time Cumberbatch revealed a four-page screed concerning the recent, highly controversial detention of David Miranda by the British Government, which resulted in a public fallout between The Guardian newspaper and Whitehall earlier this week:

"Questions we have a right to ask in a democracy – Cameron, Theresa May, GCHQ, teachers, parents, each other."

"Hard drives smashed, journalists detained at airports. Democracy? Schedule 7 Prior restraint – is this erosion of civil liberties winning the war on terror?

"What do they not want you to know? And how did they get to know it? Does the exposure of their techniques cause a threat to our security or does it just cause them embarrassment?"

The star then proceeded to chat to fans watching the filming, reminding them that his foray into Politics was aimed strictly at the paparazzi rather than them. Bravo, Mr. Cumberbatch. Bravo!


[Radio Times, picture from @Cumberbatch_DE, via Buzzfeed]

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