Did they play golf in Soviet Russia? If not, then the KGB's idea of burying a secret cache in a bunker on a golf course might seem less slipshod than it did in last night's BBC2 Cold War spy thriller Legacy. After all, how was the KGB to know that British courses are full of perennially useless hackers such as myself who, when bunkered, tends to displace more sand than Lawrence of Arabia charging a Turkish goods train? I'd soon have uncovered it.
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Wednesday 26 June 2013
Chancellor George Osborne is set to unveil his 2015-16 spending review in the House of Commons this afternoon with cuts of £11.5bn already secured through negotiation with government departments.
Thursday 20 June 2013
John Quine was head of counter-intelligence at the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6 in the 1960s, and one of the team that extracted a confession of treachery from the double agent George Blake. Blake, a member of MI6, was, of all the spies uncovered in the Cold War, the one who did most damage to Britain. He received, in 1961, the longest jail sentence ever given out in a British court – 42 years – but did only five in Wormwood Scrubs before escaping in 1966 to Moscow via East Berlin, to which he was driven hidden inside an accomplice's family camper van.
Monday 17 June 2013
An intensive spying operation was mounted by Britain’s secret intelligence agencies on foreign politicians attending two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009, it has been claimed.
Friday 14 June 2013
The Home Secretary's premature decision is enough to show she has prejudged the issue and her bias would make any subsequent decision open to challenge, says Geoffrey Robertson
Monday 10 June 2013
Betting on the identity of the next Doctor Who has been suspended by one bookmaker following reports the relatively unknown actor Rory Kinnear had been offered the role.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
A coroner has written to the Government to request a public inquiry in place of an inquest into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Ey, que pasa?
Tuesday 28 May 2013
Hackers traced to China stole floorplans of the new A$630m base for the Australia Security Intelligence Organisation, according to ABC news
Rommel, Rundstedt and Stülpnagel were on Allies' secret hit-list of Nazi assassination targets during World War II
Thursday 23 May 2013
Memo contains names of senior Gestapo officers in France and logistics experts thought vital to German troops ahead of D-Day landing
Thursday 23 May 2013
Anti-terror police investigating the "barbaric" murder of a soldier in London have searched a property 150 miles away in Lincolnshire.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
MI6 officers also suggested the leader of the Vichy government, Pierre Laval, as a target
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