Posts Tagged ‘ISC’

ClandesTime 001 – Who Watches the Watchmen?

In this first episode of my new podcast series I look at the age old question Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, usually translated as Who Watches the Watchmen.  I examine how the question has been subverted by the modern spy thriller series Spooks and the failings of the intelligence oversight body ...
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Why ISC's new powers are impotent

Why ISC’s new powers are impotent

27/12/2012 Buried in the Boxing Day news is a story about the ISC (the Intelligence and Security Committee, who supposedly oversee MI5, MI6 and GCHQ) and their new powers to obtain information from the British security services. Whereas previously the ISC merely had the ability to 'request' information they can ...
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Review: Skyfall

Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond franchise has so far been a huge commercial and critical success.  Heralded by many as the best Bond film ever, it has made over $950 million.  Adjusting for inflation, this makes it second only to Thunderball, the only Bond film to, in ...
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