Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Want to bet that the report doesn’t recommend more spying?

The parliamentary intelligence and security committee is due to report its findings today.  It’s mostly an exercise in justifying more powers to spy on us.  The former chair of the committee appeared on BBC’s Breakfast news programme where he said that the evidence that spies need more spying powers is that they haven’t caught more terrorists. 

Really. That’s genuinely what the man said.  It doesn’t bode well for the report.  Hopefully, however, we’ll learn more about what – if any – oversight there is and will be of the spies.

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