Intelligence and Security Committee

The spat over the chairmanship came ahead of the release of a much delayed report by the ISC on alleged Russian interference in UK politics.
It comes after claims the PM's top adviser tried to replace the intelligence and security committee's staff with political appointees.
Ministers urged to launch judge-led inquiry into 'distressing' claims.
Claims that Labour wanted Kelvin Hopkins on committee
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A six-month delay in establishing Parliament’s spy agency watchdog is “unacceptable” and should never be repeated, one of
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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.
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