Monthly Archives: May 2014

New appointment to the Intelligence and Security Committee

The Labour MP, Fiona Mactaggart, has been appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee to replace the late Paul Goggins , who died in January. Mactaggart is the first new member of the Committee to be appointed since the ISC … Continue reading

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Has the Intelligence and Security Committee leaked?

It is often claimed, not least by members of the Committee itself, that the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) differs from other parliamentary committees in that it does not leak. Members of the ISC, who operate ‘within the ring of … Continue reading

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Some previous posts

I’ve written a number of┬áposts on the issue of intelligence oversight on a range of different blogs so this would seem like an appropriate moment to draw them together. In July 2011, I wrote a short piece on reform of … Continue reading

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Watching the watchers: parliament and the intelligence services

This blog is part of an ongoing research project on parliament and the British intelligence and security agencies being carried out at the University of Lincoln. The research is published in a number of journal articles and a forthcoming book … Continue reading

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