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 in the UK the ISC.  After touching on events in Syria I conclude that the public are better at providing accountability than the government and mainstream media.


TVTropes – Who Watches the Watchmen

Spooks S03e03 Who Guards the Guards?

ISC Annual Report 2012/13

RT: Syrian rebels used chemical weapons – UN report