The flaws of the Intelligence agencies were exposed by reports of their collusion in torture of terror suspects. There have been calls for more bureaucratic interference in the Intelligence agencies. Paul Brannon asks is it right that Britain’s Intelligence agencies should face increased pressure over transparency?
No, being the short answer. The Intelligence and Security Committee which oversees the work of Britain’s intelligence agencies says it is “out of date” and should be given greater powers across the whole spectrum of the intelligence gathering process, and the ability to oversee operational matters. Continue reading →