The corporate ex-spook business

Lobster Issue 43 (Summer 2002) £££

[…] are required by law to report on community, social, ethical, and reputation issues, they will, increasingly, expect their security consultants to wear them, too. This impacts on spook and ex-spook alike since, no matter how at arm’s-length their conduct, it can effect their clients’ balance sheets. The mistake the ex-spooks in the private security […]

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After Iraq: some FCO/SIS issues

Lobster Issue 48 (Winter 2004) £££

[…] weep for SIS’s humiliation. (7)However, to use the intelligence failures exposed by the illegal invasion of Iraq, as the excuse for its trashing is a travesty. Some spook definitions First some spook definitions: ‘Intelligence’ is knowing, for example, that this country’s head of state has a daughter named Anne. ‘Analysis’ is understanding why this […]

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Spook PR

Lobster Issue 44 (Winter 2002/3) £££

[…] to the Arab populace would be an anathema to Israel. A bit like speaking Latin to the Reverend Iain Paisley. (14) It was another PR opportunity lost. Spook PR and Policing al-Qaida One reason why Prime Minister Blair could have added good manners to Britain’s arsenal in the fight against al-Qaida, is because the […]

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PR, espionage and language

Lobster Issue 50 (Winter 2005/6) £££

[…] means of knowing whether the organisation’s role is to search for capitalism’s buried bodies or be accessories to what-ever crimes may be committed. As a former SIS spook himself, anything that the high profile Lord Browne says informs the citizen, including possible future SIS recruits. () Spook PR Meantime, in the face of unprecedented […]

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Spooks

Lobster Issue 22 (1991) £££

See also: Part 1: Forty Years of Legal Thuggery (Lobster 9) Part 2: British Spooks “Who’s Who” (Lobster 10) Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ (Lobster 15) Philby naming names (Lobster 16) First supplement to A Who’s Who of the British Secret State (Lobster 19) Below is a list of spooks, both dead and alive, … Read more

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British Spooks “Who’s Who” part 2

Lobster Issue 10 (1986) £££

British Spooks “Who’s Who” part 2 Steve Dorril See also: Part 1: Forty Years of Legal Thuggery (Lobster 9) Intelligence Personnel Named in ‘Inside Intelligence’ (Lobster 15) Philby naming names (Lobster 16) First supplement to A Who’s Who of the British Secret State (Lobster 19) Spooks (Lobster 22) CABLE, ERIC GRANT CMG (1938) B 25.2.1887 … Read more

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Forty Years of Legal Thuggery

Lobster Issue 9 (1985) £££

[…] SECURICOR LTD 1968-75 MEMBER OF THE GAMING BOARD 1972-77 PRESIDENT GUN TRADE ASSOCIATION 1970-81 DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANT OF ‘INTERTEL’ INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE INC – THE US SUPER PRIVATE SPOOK ORGANISATION BADDERLEY, JOHN HALKETT CMG (1970) B 30.4.20, D 23.10.72 MAGDALEN COLL OXFORD MI6 (B) 1940-45 COLDSTREAM GUARDS 1945 FO 1947 3RD SEC ATHENS 1949 FO […]

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Some examples of corporate, cultural and state PR

Lobster Issue 52 (Winter 2006/7) £££

[…] tourism chiefs meet in the shadow of the fifth anniversary of 11 September to discuss why the numbers of overseas tourists to the US has dropped.() British spook heritage PR As part of their PR strategy, two of Britain s spook employers are producing certain bestsellers: public sector 100th anniversary accounts of MI5 and […]

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Children and the Official Secrets Act

Lobster Issue 55 (Summer 2008) £££

Some of the spook recruitment pitches in the media of the last two years have gone out of their way to impress upon prospective candidates the family-friendly credentials of the major state spook employers.(1) But such measures, no matter how sincere and/or necessary, are for the most part aimed at a parent’s convenience – […]

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Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Research

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] to up to that point, Protheroe knew who Wallace was and what the Inf Pol unit had been doing. To Newsnight we said something like ‘Protheroe’s a spook; you’ll have to watch him.’ (We were already interested in him because of his actions during the BBC’s handling of the Pencourt investigation a decade earlier.) […]

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