How to find the express route to a job like Commander James Bond
- without getting hidebound by desks, petty blackmail, IT support, the heavy drinking embassy cocktail party circuit or an HR policy that frowns on you killing people. But you are
going to have to drive an un-obtrusive car and teach yourself about cards, suits and seduction in your own time; sorry.
MI6 intends to use the 1994 Intelligence Services Act to deny all application of UK law to extraordinary rendition.
The case in question revolves around the forcible extradition of several Libyan dissidents back to Gaddafi's Libya and entirely predictable torture, including a pregnant woman. s.7 of the Act states that any intelligence agency action authorised on foreign soil by a Secretary of State is automatically exempt from legal action in any UK court. This could be said to conflict in some ways with the Human Rights Act 1998 and international law, especially since the HRA may be held to have implicitly repealed s.7 of the 1994 Act. [more inside]
How does an artist portray life in a secretive intelligence service? James Hart Dyke peeks
into the U.K's Secret Intelligence Service (aka MI6)
, while Jill Magid shares her experience
preparing pieces for the Dutch secret service AIVD
I first heard of a 'Paraset'
when I saw a message on the QRP-L
reflector announcing an upcoming 'June 6th Paraset D-Day
' activity. A search for more information soon revealed that the Paraset was a small vacuum-tube transmitter-receiver unit built during WWII in the UK at the Whaddon Hall
headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service Communications Unit. Known officially as the 'Whaddon Mark VII
', the units were either air-dropped by parachute or carried, by the jumpers themselves, into many of the occupied countries of western Europe. . .
"...will future climate change refugees become a new caste of service sector workers inhabiting a sort of Floating Hotel & Duty Free Mall ... ?" Small island states
are on the front line.
is a former spy. Jailed under the Official Secrets Act in 1995 for publishing his memoirs
, famed for claiming there's a cover up surrounding Princess Diana's death
and allegedly leaking a list of active MI6 agents
, he is still fuming about his dismissal from the Secret Intelligence Service. So he started
a weblog, complete with posts containing sensitive information
. The British authorities are displeased