Parliament still lacks say over agencies
Eight months after delivering a speech on national security to the House of Commons (IOL 552), prime minister Gordon Brown [...]
The Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6 (Military Intelligence Section 6) is Britain’s external intelligence service. MI6 comes under the Foreign Office. The agency often works with the SAS in overseas interventions.
Two of the original financiers of the Palestinian movement, businessmen Munib Masri, head of the Palestinian Development and Investment (Padinco) and Said Khoury, Consolidated Contractors International Co (CCC) are engaged in an angry standoff that could in the long run [. [...]
Over this summer, Tony Blair's successor at 10 Downing Street made changes here and there in Britain's intelligence architecture; calling for a less centralized intelligence system that could stand up against political pressure more effectively, Gordon Brown has chosen to [. [...]