Category Archives: UK

Two Years Ago — MI6 Alex Younger : “Terrorism Threat to the UK is Unprecedented.”

“The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. They should be a concern to all those who share democratic values.” Alex Younger – MI6 Head December 9 2016 — Alex Younger, the new head … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko Dies (November 23 2006)

“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.” Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015) On November 1st 2006, Litvinenko suddenly fell ill and … Continue reading

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US/UK — Is The Special Relationship Under Siege?

Benedict Baron (Director General of MI5 / Michael Gambon ) — You’re going to read this and you’re going to think, “Hold on. The Americans are meant to be our allies.” Johnny Worricker (MI5 analyst / Bill Nighy) — I’ve never … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Gordon Brown : “UK Misled Over Iraqi WMDs”

“Given that Iraq had no usable chemical, biological or nuclear weapons that it could deploy and was not about to attack the coalition, then two tests of a just war were not met: war could not be justified.” Gordon Brown … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Brighton Bombing (October 12 1984)

“Mrs. Thatcher will now realise that Britain cannot occupy our country and torture our prisoners and shoot our people in their own streets and get away with it. Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky … Continue reading

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Remembering Sir Roger Casement (1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916) — “Hanged on a Comma”

“Ireland that has wronged no man, that has injured no land, that has sought no dominion over others. Ireland is treated today among other nations of the world as if she was a convicted criminal. If it be treason to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Sir John Chilcot: “Tony Blair Not Straight With UK Over Iraq”

“When I briefed Tony Blair, it was quite clear that he felt this was a necessity, that there was a just cause, that we had to do something about this. How he portrayed that politically… I do not think he … Continue reading

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UK — MI5 Agents Allowed To Carry Out Criminal Activity

“After a seven-month legal battle the prime minister has finally been forced to publish her secret order but we are a long way from having transparency. The public and parliament are still being denied the guidance that says when British … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Robert Hannigan Steps Down As GCHQ Boss

“Technology and the internet are overwhelmingly brilliant things for human progress. Unfortunately there will always be people who want to abuse the latest technology. And it’s our job to deal with that dark side.” Robert Hannigan — Former GCHQ Director … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — UK : GCHQ denies wiretapping Donald Trump

“Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then president-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” GCHQ spokesman March 17 2017 — GCHQ, Britain’s communications intelligence … Continue reading

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