When it comes to British intelligence, there are three rules: (1) Trust no one, (2) Trust nothing that they say and (3) ‘British intelligence’ is an oxymoron. In this month’s subscribercast I compare Slow Horses – a black comedy set inside MI5 which takes these rules to heart – with The Undeclared War, an ultra-Russophobic drama and GCHQ propaganda exercise. We look at the cartoonish depiction of cyberwarfare, RT and the crises engulfing British society in The Undeclared War, which contrast almost categorically with the image of British intelligence in Slow Horses, where MI5 set up a false flag operation to behead an innocent Muslim student.
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