Sure, I'm Terrorised, But The Spirit Of Manchester Will Prevail

Michael Taylor | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Michael Taylor

After the Paris attacks I did a painful and emotional review of the Saturday papers for the BBC Radio Manchester, amongst the guests we disagreed about whether this was relevant to local radio. I argued that it was. I could only conclude that being who we are, living as we do, is why they hate us.

Spy Agency Is Britain's Most Gay-Friendly Employer

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

MI5 has been named Britain's most gay-friendly employer by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans charity Stonewall. The Security Service - one of th...

PM: Intelligence Says Bombing ISIL Needed To Protect UK

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has questioned whether British airstrikes in Syria would make Britain safer from ISIL - despite being told that UK intelligence shows ...

The Qur'an Would Condemn ISIS, not Support it

Damir Rafi | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

A 2008 report conducted by MI5 concluded that the majority of 'Islamic terrorists' are in fact not Islamic at all. In fact a large number of them neit...

John McDonnell Admits He Had No Idea What He Was Holding In This Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.11.2015 | UK Politics

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has explained why he posed smiling with a letter calling for MI5 to be abolished - despite saying he does not agree w...

Home Secretary: Surveillance Bill Won't Be Rushed

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Theresa May has distanced herself from a hint by David Cameron that the Government's data surveillance bill could be fast-tracked into law in the wake...

Mass Surveillance: Britain's Internet Must Remain Free

James Coe | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
James Coe

The answer to our surveillance dilemma lies in targeted surveillance, a warrant process overseen by the judiciary, an annual parliamentary public scrutiny of the security services, legislated protections for the professional privileges of doctors and lawyers and, most of all, a proper and lengthy public debate void of vague and fear inducing inferences to terror plots and criminal gangs.

15 (Not Very Serious) Questions For The Head Of MI5 As Decided By You

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

MI5 boss Andrew Parker gave a slightly terrifying speech on Wednesday informing us all that the UK has yet to face the "high water mark" of the terror...

Incredible Drawings Found Of Nazi 'Chocolate Boobytrap Bombs'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Chocolate bars, cans of motor oil and thermos flasks - all seemed perfectly innocuous during the war years but newly-discovered drawings from the time...

In A Historical First MI5 Chief Makes Public Plea For More Surveillance Powers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Tech

MI5 chief Andrew Parker has called for increased support from US tech companies like Google and Facebook in helping them to track the communications o...

This Is What The Actual Head Of MI5 Thinks Of James Bond Films

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

The head of MI5 has revealed he loves James Bond films because they are nothing like the actual work of British spies, in the first live interview of ...

MI5 Stifled Claims Thatcher Government MP Had 'Penchant For Small Boys'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics

MI5 warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a "penchant for small boys" risked causing it political embarrassment, newly unearthed f...

MI5 Spies Tried 'Blacking Up' On Missions Claims Former Agent

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

A former MI5 agent has claimed that the agency was so short on non-white staff that one team leader considered “blacking up” as an option to gain ...

The Tories Are Trying To Give Your WhatsApp Messages To MI5

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Google, Facebook and others may be forced to hand over the messages of their users to government security agencies such as GCHQ and MI5 as part of two...

Jihadi John Refused Entry At Airport For Being 'Very Drunk'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK

Jihadi John suspect Mohammed Emwazi was refused entered to Tanzania in 2009 because he was "very drunk," it has been reported. Emwazi, the masked I...

Mumsnet Users Aren't Taking Plans To Recruit Them As Spies Seriously...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Politics

Users of Mumsnet have mocked MPs' suggestion that the parenting website could be a good recruiting agent for the nation's intelligence agencies. A...

Russell Brand's Latest Trews Video On Jihadi John Has The Tabloids Enraged

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Terrorism Is Created By Climate Change Says Russell Brand Fleet Street hate figure Russell Brand has been predictably slammed by the tabloi...

What Happened to the "Beautiful Man" That Became Jihadi John?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

It is inevitable that the Western world is still recovering from the horrific images of British aid workers and American journalists being beheaded in orange jump suits, by a masked executioner with a London accent. But as difficult as it may be, there must be a genuine attempt in creating a nuanced approach to understand what leads individuals like Adebolajo and Emwazi to resort to such extreme measures.

Mass Spying By The UK Revealed By Edward Snowden Was Actually Illegal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK

Mass surveillance of the internet by UK intelligence services has been unlawful in the past but now complies with legislation, a watchdog has ruled. ...

Al Qaida Terrorists In Syria Planning 'Mass Casualty Attack' On West

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A group of core al Qaida terrorists in Syria is planning "mass casualty attacks" against the West, the head of MI5 has warned, in a stark reminder tha...

Why Are We Letting MI5 and MI6 Off the Hook?

Madeleine Fry | Posted 12.02.2015 | 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...