Why Are We Letting MI5 and MI6 Off the Hook?

Madeleine Fry | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Madeleine Fry

An in-depth and open inquiry about the intelligence community's actions during the 'war on terror' is well overdue. For once, actually following the Americans' recent example would be a good place to start.

UK Facing Fresh Questions Of 'Torture Report Coverup'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

The Government is facing fresh questions over whether it sought to cover up "embarrassing information" about alleged British complicity in torture aft...

GCHQ Boss Lambasts Tech Companies For Denying Role In Terrorism

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being "in denial" of the role their networks play in terrorism...

Conspiracy Theories Rife In Scottish Referendum Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

As the Scottish referendum has drawn closer, so the battle lines over narrative have become ever more acute. Truth, rationality and reason have occasi...

10 Things We Know About James Foley's Left-Handed 'British' Killer

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

As horror turned to anger at the callous murder of US journalist James Foley, intelligence services are compiling information on his killer, who is be...

MI5 'Complicit In Torture' Of Briton

PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

UK security services were complicit in the torture of a British man who was forced to sign a confession in a language he does not speak, it has been c...

The Missing Surveillance Debate: How Mistrust Undermines Our Civil Liberties

Louis Reynolds | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
Louis Reynolds

Last week the Home Secretary once again advanced the argument for granting the intelligence services new powers, reigniting the debate over the proper limits of state surveillance. It's a familiar contest made more important by the legacy of the Snowdon intelligence leaks, and more urgent by recent events Iraq.

Real-Life 'IT Crowd' Are Being Recruited As Foreign Spies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

MI5 has warned that foreign spies have found a new target in the post-Cold War fight for intelligence supremacy: Your humble IT manager. That's ...

Real-Life 'IT Crowd' Are Being Recruited As Foreign Spies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech

MI5 has warned that foreign spies have found a new target in the post-Cold War fight for intelligence supremacy: Your humble IT manager. That's ...

MI5 Suspected Children's Author Of Being Russian Spy, Files Reveal

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

MI5 has published top secret files revealing that celebrated children's author Arthur Ransome was suspected of being a Russian spy during World War I....

'Young British Lions'

PA | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK

Around 250 British-based extremists who went to train and fight in Syria have returned to the UK, it has emerged. Ministers have been told that ove...

Will The US Make A Deal With Snowden To Keep Him Quiet?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A former head of MI5 believes the United States will seek a deal with whistleblower Edward Snowden to prevent him divulging more secret intelligence m...

German Politician Demands British Secret Service Hands Over Material 'Gathered' At Embassy In Berlin

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

The British secret service has been asked to hand over information gathered on a leading German politician obtained via the UK embassy in Berlin. ...

Parliamentary Select Comittees: Proper Public Enquiry or PR Exercise?

Phil Hall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Hall

Seeing the spy chiefs' questions in front of a Parliamentary Select Committee threw up one clear question for me: was this really a proper public inquiry into the outrageous bugging of heads of states around the globe, or was it a cynical PR exercise?

Rusbriger To Appear Before Commons Home Affairs Select Committee Over Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is to appear before the Commons home affairs select committee in December to answer questions from MPs on the newspape...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Theresa's Terror Error

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five thing you need to know on Friday 8 November 2013... 1) THERESA'S TERROR ERROR Theresa May's star continues to fade. The political victo...

Tim Berners-Lee Speaks Out In Favour Of Whistleblowers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has spoken out in favour of the Guardian’s reporting of the surveillance programs instituted by...

PICTURE: Britain's Top Three Spies Appear In Front Of Committee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Comedy

(Picture by David Beresford) More TOPICALOLs: WATCH: David Cameron's Soapbox WATCH: Government Advice On Keeping Warm 'By 2050, No...

MPs Criticised For 'Damp Squib' Grilling Of Spy Chiefs Over Snowden Leaks

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics

MPs on the intelligence and security committee (ISC) have been criticised for failing to hold spy chiefs properly to account, following its first ever...

New Maddy Clues 'Suppressed For Five Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: BBC Uses Porn Actor Mark Sloan For Madeleine McCann Crimewatch Reconstruction Evidence recently presented as a "breakthrough" in the hunt...

'We Need To Intercept Emails'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Major terror plots against the UK have been foiled BECAUSE of email interceptions by GCHQ and other security agencies, according to a former foreign s...

The Guardian Was Right to 'Help Terrorists'

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sam Fowles

It's a matter of supreme irony that The Daily Mail choose the same week in which they condemned the Royal Charter on Press Regulation as censorship, to invoke the language of McCarthy against a fellow newspaper.

'Most Catastrophic Loss To British Intelligence Ever'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK

Leaked details of security surveillance programmes by whistleblower Edward Snowden have been the "most catastrophic loss to British intelligence ever"...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ban The Van

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 9 October 2013... 1) BAN THE VAN Another blow for #racistvan. From the Huffington Post: "The Home...

MI5 Chief Andrew Parker Accuses Snowden Of Giving 'Gift' To Terrorists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Exposing the "reach and limits" of listening post GCHQ causes enormous damage and hands the advantage to terrorists, the head of MI5 has warned in his...