MI6 Spy 'Killed By Russia For Refusing To Become Double Agent'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

Gareth Williams, the MI6 spy who was found dead in a padlocked holdall in his bath, was “exterminated” by Russia because he refused to become a do...

MI6 Shows Pride After Hoisting Rainbow Flag

Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics

It didn't officially exist until 1994, but the headquarters of Britian's spy agency has now embraced transparency to such an extent it proudly hoists ...

We Should Be Very Careful When Giving Up Our Freedoms

Bob Morgan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The starting place for any democratic decisions about how we balance our rights to freedom against the need to compromise that freedom for the safety and security of the wider community should be that we should be free to do anything we want except if there is a compelling case why we should not.

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...

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. ...

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...

Mehdi Hasan

Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics

Anglo-American air strikes on Islamic State positions in northern Iraq could "increase the risk" from homegrown terrorists in the West, the former hea...

Scotland, Security and the World

David Knowles | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

'It would be cataclysmic for Scotland to become independent, it would aid the forces of darkness, it would threaten the stability of the western world' These remarks, uttered way back in April by the former Secretary General of NATO George Robertson caused a political storm in Scotland.

Russia Thought The Cambridge Five Spies Were Drunken Liabilities

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

The Cambridge Five spy ring were constantly drunk, according to their Russian handlers, and regarded as incapable of keeping secrets. Donald Duart ...

Al-Qaeda Double-Agent Speaks About His Conversion From Islamist Radical To CIA Spy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

On Monday’s Newsnight, Richard Watson interviewed Morten Storm, the Danish biker who converted to Islam and travelled to Yemen to study only to aban...

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 ...

Women Make 'Bloody Good Spies' MI6 Agent Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

Women make "bloody good spies" because they can interpret emotions, multitask and they attract far less suspicion, especially as a married woman with ...

MI6 Spy 'Captured' Says Iran

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

The Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested an alleged spy accused of working with MI6. The semi-official ISNA news agency said the man was ar...

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. ...

MI6 Spy 'Died Alone In Holdall'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

MI6 spy Gareth Williams probably died alone in a holdall bag, police have concluded, but said there are "evidential contradictions and gaps in our und...

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...

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...

The UK Government Is Trying to Get Off the Hook for Libyan Torture

Cori Crider | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Cori Crider

Some of you may remember how David Cameron's victory lap in a still-jubilant Tripoli was marred by the release of an embarrassing cache of faxes. The faxes revealed the true price of Blair's infamous 'deal in the desert' with Gaddafi in 2004: a joint US-UK-Libyan operation to kidnap my client and his pregnant wife.