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What is the real role of MI6?

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What is the real role of MI6?

Post by Stox 16 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:09 am

I was reading today that MI6 had put both Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt under surveillance while they had been running Liberty, the Civil rights body. I cannot believe this is a good use of Tax payers money myself. yet this is not the first time that Left of Center Groups have found there people under surveillance. I can also remember that some UK unions have also been put under the surveillance of MI6. Yet I can never remember any case of a Center Right wing group being put under surveillance?

So is this spying on Left of Center Group been of great help to the Governments of the day? or do you believe its high time that all this rubbish ended? and they got on with the real business of protecting UK people or companies from coming under attack?
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Re: What is the real role of MI6?

Post by ROB on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:30 am


MI6, What is it real role?
 

Being "bad-asses", if the TV program I've seen here is in any way accurate. Tell you what, I wouldn't want to be on MI6's radar.
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Post by oftenwrong on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:52 am

What is it real role?

Apparently it is to prevent information falling into the hands of the Public who are paying for it.
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Re: What is the real role of MI6?

Post by Stox 16 on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:13 am

RockOnBrother wrote:

MI6, What is it real role?

Being "bad-asses", if the TV program I've seen here is in any way accurate. Tell you what, I wouldn't want to be on MI6's radar.

I happen to believe that hunting down real enemies of the UK or Western world MI6 does a good job. but two MPs seems a bit bizarre Rock
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Re: What is the real role of MI6?

Post by Scarecrow on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:25 am

MI5 is the British security service while MI6 is the British foreign intelligence service. Crudely, MI6 are "our" spies while MI5 is there to catch "their" spies.
The UK security services are watching everyone who crosses the Whitehall radar , simple as that.
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Post by ROB on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:06 am


Not just "watching", according to what we hear about over here.
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Post by ROB on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:18 am

Stox 16 wrote:
I happen to believe that hunting down real enemies of the UK or Western world MI6 does a good job. but two MPs seems a bit bizarre Rock
 

We have the FBI and CIA, roughly equivalent to MI5 and MI6 in division of labor. I know Canada has restructured, but in the recent past, RCMP performed both roles, I believe. I know RCMP passed off surveillance to the FBI of a terrorist plotting to blow up stuff in Washington State as the beast crossed the British Columbia - Washington State border.

FBI caught the sunavab**ch with his hands "dirty", thanks to RCMP's cross-Canada surveillance of the beast's travels.
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Post by Stox 16 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:17 am

Scarecrow wrote:MI5 is the British security service while MI6 is the British foreign intelligence service. Crudely, MI6 are "our" spies while MI5 is there to catch "their" spies.
The UK security services are watching everyone who crosses the Whitehall radar , simple as that.

While what you say is quite true..the two MPs in question I have worked with in the past..Nether of them could ever be call a security risk..its as silly as saying Gideon is a security risk...as he may be maybe many things in my book..but he is no more of a security risk than these two MPs. quite crazy to even think so.
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Post by ROB on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:31 am


If there is one chance in a million that an MP in your system is a security risk, she/he should be watched like a hawk watches potential prey by an agency with talons.

Same thing is true of Congresspersons and Senators in our system
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Post by Stox 16 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:55 am

RockOnBrother wrote:
If there is one chance in a million that an MP in your system is a security risk, she/he should be watched like a hawk watches potential prey by an agency with talons.

Same thing is true of Congresspersons and Senators in our system

Hi Rock
not against the idea..but the two in question are as much as a security risk as my tea lady at my office
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Re: What is the real role of MI6?

Post by astra on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:31 am

Still waters run deep (ouch)


Remember the nice elderly couple who were sending secrets to the Russians in the 60s, using microfische in the books they were "selling"
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Re: What is the real role of MI6?

Post by ROB on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:40 am


Stox,

I hope you are correct, but Astra has a point.
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