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UK's MI6 apologizes for past treatment of LGBT spies
"The head of Britain's MI six intelligence service has apologised to gays bi's inspiring agents who will fight denied jobs because of their sexuality Richard Moore said in a video statement on Twitter that a ban on LGBT spies that lasted until nineteen ninety one was wrong unjust and discriminatory Moore was appointed last year as C. the card name given to the director of Britain's overseas intelligence agency although same sex relationships were decriminalized in England in nineteen sixty seven gay people continue to be barred from working in Britain's intelligence services because of MI six secrecy it is not known how many people were affected by the discriminatory policy services London
"mi6" Discussed on A.D. History Podcast
"He would find this a great deal funnier Sinjin philby. Who was the father of the infamous Kim philby, which I'm sure you probably heard the name before Patrick. No, I haven't actually it might tell me who he was in my spring to mind. But he was a penetration double agent for the Soviet Union during the Cold War and MI6 is this ringing a bell now, it's kind of yeah now how interesting wage. Yeah, so similarities there. Yeah, I don't think send you an fill be made quite the cultural impact, but he certainly did a great deal in the case of Saudi Arabia given his very personal relationship with Bob Evans South especially when it came to negotiating with the West when Saudi Arabia realized that they were sitting on a goldmine of oil but that's that's beyond the point. Those are the two figures I think of and then the case of Richard and he's all three of them are obviously exceptional figures. But when I look at Richard Burton if he saw was happening right now, I think he just be disappointed but not surprised. I'm trying to have a great example. There's so many people in the creative world who are known for one thing in particular and that's what everyone loves them for, but they can't stand I'm driving over singer and not so much a one-hit-wonder month. But can you think of any bands you have loads of amazing songs, but everyone just wants to hear that one song over and over and over again. It's getting that sort of vibe from me. I'm trying to have a great example, but nothing's coming to mind and fog Should be but like I don't know say that a one-hit-wonder. You want to hear this one song but like I've made so many more good songs is the days ones is that's the violent getting from like don't remember me for this one fear. And this is the thing we can't we do get to dictate our legacies that they're made for us after we pass away. Oh, yeah, absolutely and and the audience dictates it the audience does dictator as well. You can try and do one thing but if people remember you as one thing they're going to remember you for that one thing. I mean, you know this as well as anybody being in YouTube, I mean there has to be videos that you thought all this could be amazing people are going to love it and it didn't work out the way you thought there's another video that you didn't think would have this great appeal and it just takes off. Yes, and there's also the stuff that I know will do well, but I'm not the biggest fan of like people of the country stuff. I'm not the biggest fan of talking about countries where people love it..
"mi6" Discussed on Spies of London
"Was here I'm perhaps Broadway has the strongest claim to my sakes because it. Was the headquarters from nineteen, twenty, four to nineteen, sixty, six that covers the Second World War and the hottest part of the. Cold War. But in many ways I think you'll favorite. Am I six building is a bit like a favorite James Bond tends to be whoever was current when you were a child or teenager. So my James Bond Roger Moore, but my am I six headquarters is century house in Lambeth one hundred Westminster Bridge road. Now, some apartments apparently century house was where. The spies will working when I was growing up, but I still think the Broadway is the official home because it covered a period when am I six was becoming larger and more professional? However, there is a blue plaque on number two Whitehall court, which was the H- H Q ten years, or so nineteen eleven to nineteen, twenty two and it's Way Mansfield Smith Cumming worked as one of the most famous heads of mistakes still referred to lettuce see paps for chief perhaps for coming. Perhaps full court could be anything but Mansfield Smith Cumming lived in a house behind Broadway and there's a suggestion as a tunnel between Broadway buildings and his house or the basement of his house, and there is definitely a suggestion that meetings were held in that house in Queen. Anne Squire. So this shows the limits of using wikipedia for research because it misses things eight, the wikipedia article on my six buildings is very good but it's not complete on although it says that Whitehall court was the headquarters until nineteen, twenty two. Then, states that broader buildings became the headquarters in nineteen twenty four. You've got a period of up to two years there. Apparently have no headquarters toll which seems unlikely to me so. My favorite stop on the walk? The Thames Walk is Broadway buildings. It's at the junction with James's pop tube, which is where many of the staff would have arrived to work every day. It's opposite. The Old Home Office now the Ministry of Justice it's around the corner from the foreign? Office. Niece an hotel, which is a lovely classic top London hotel which was used by my six necessarily. In during and after the war and has a division belted MP's in the ball no one to go vote in parliament this and around the corner is the new Scotland Yard, which is the old Scotland. Yard. Because it's now been demolished and have moved back close to white hole. So you had Scotland Yard Broadway Sin Airman's Foreign Office Home Office. Parliament itself Downing Street all within a very short walk of each other. This is the absolute next of British government in the establishment and Broadway for May will always be the true home of am I six, the office which I am certain because I'm asked people the office which brought people onto this war and made it my most successful walk was Vauxhall Cross Fox. All Cross is the glass and steel building which appears in all of the recent James Bond films going back to Pierce. Brosnan? It's the building which gets blown up as Judi dench pox car on the bridge and looks at it in the some kind of rocket grenade goes off inside. Vauxhall crosses the building which opened in Nineteen ninety-four, which is, when am I sixty five were admitted publicly for the first time and the director generals were published or at least the names were published. So the one everybody wants to see a special, the foreign tourists, his Fox cross, and when you look at it across the river, perhaps from the bar in the more palms, which has its own spying gallery with telescopes on the first floor strongly recommended by the way or even when you look at it from the bridge, all from closer perhaps commands also costs station. It just looks impressive. It looks modern even though it's getting on for thirty years old. It's imposing. Perhaps a little bit communist and the things on the roof by the way and not guns or rocket launches. They are devices used for cleaning the windows and there is a map of the southbank outside the riverside apartments on the north bank you can see across the reverend. Plot, your landmarks that map is nicely done as a stenciling a metal plate and it has the tate. He has the Tate Gallery there. It has lots of other things just out of your sight as well. Famous landmarks from London, just round the river or behind you but it has a massive gap where am I think says so it seems amazing to me that. Nineteen ninety-four, the new parliament, the new building for my sakes everything's exciting everything's transparent and open and the developers of this park of map which explicitly, and so obviously excludes the building. Everybody's there to say am I six and this is the building that brings people onto my walk but it's the least interesting building in the hull of this history and I think partly that's because they now have a website they have an address in the phone book. If there is a phone anymore, we know who the director general's the Mystique has gone. Yes it's an exciting building. In a way that Thames House could never be bought. The mystery is calm and I, think there's a lesson there for all of us who are involved in the kind of fun and entertaining side of Cold War history is the draw the excitement around spying is because of the secrecy if you take away the secrecy, you take away the excitement. So although the American tourists love to see my sakes, they've seen it at the movies it's nice to get a photo of my sakes. Century House is not a good building. It was massively refurbish after my six left and became flats, but the name of it, the location it's nearly so immemorial the fact that it was secret at the time that am I six was based here. All adds to the mystery. So the two buildings that I really focus on a vauxhall. Qasim Broadway but I think why told called and century house a far more exciting than Vauxhall Cross so you could do a walk from Vauxhall crossed through. The southbank to Lambeth Century House why Toko Broadway Foreign Office and just do the six buildings but there was not enough in between each one to justify making people march around for that long. What we found was that no matter what the weather was doing the Thames Path is windy and cold even in July and August. So you have to be pretty determined to want to do this walk the walk I'm suggesting which takes in the former homes in the current home of a my sakes. If I was planning award today I might start at the new American embassy in. Nine. Elms. Go to Vauxhall Cross and then follow the river through the history of am I six. But. The American embassy was still in Grosvenor square when I started doing this and I also make the point on the walks that you know this is not a walkabout buildings. The buildings are the stage and what we really talking about in this podcast and on the walks off the actors on the stage and they really were actors in many cases the people who were operating overseas were actors no question very good actors who risked the lives in many cases. So although a walk takes place in a straight, which is lined with buildings and I pointed the buildings and say, isn't that amazing look of the former office of John Wick. Look at the former office of Ian Fleming look at the current office of I five. My sakes imagine who is in the now imagine what stories being told in there that will reach Aria Twenty thirty, forty years from now the stage is interesting. But it is not the story and I I keep reminding myself of this because if you if you are having a difficult day, if you can't quite find the right story to engage the audience, there is a risk that you end up pointing at breaks and say, look at that pile of bricks has not what this is about is this podcast is about and my next question to you is how long do you think my six will remain Vauxhall Cross as intelligence work changes again, since that building was opened, it becomes more electronic. A lot of the work has now moved to C. H. Q. The emphasis moved to DC HQ. In Cheltenham one of the few spy agencies that has never had a proper home in London. We did learn some time after my last walk that G. H Q. Did have a secret office in Palm Straight, which is nestled Herman's and Broadway buildings that surprise everybody because they have this state of the art circular building buried into a hillside in Cheltenham which reminds me of the Apple Headquarters. They actually carried on having this office in Parma straight until very very recently sunny just been closed and the only give away as the regulation government bollards which protect from vehicle attack other offices. We don't know about possibly when will my six move again? When he doubt grows the current building will they buy the building? Next door will dig down will they have a second building apps in the north of England perhaps oversees all of these a possible and I always try to look forwards as much as I look backwards. There is a risk with cold war history because the past is known much better because the files have been opened, the people have died in some cases. People are getting older and wanted to tell a story was still learning. There's a new book out now about Gordon Lonsdale was still learning about the sixties and Seventies. What do we not know what is happening today in those buildings which we will learn about in twenty fifty eight is very exciting and I, do like looking at the buildings I like to imagine what's going on inside but it's important to remember that the buildings are not the story and it's not buildings that excited and Fleming our final factoid about Gordon Lonsdale. He lived with the Kroger's a rice lip bungalow a short walk from Rei Northolt, which is the same runway used to spirit him back to Russia when he was exchanged for gravel win on that bombshell I hand over to Paul for his look at Ian. Fleming the man behind James Bond by Andrew Licet. Thanks poll. So. We have this week's Book Review Section which is as advertised. Ian Fleming Bhai on July set Andrew Dice. It was educated at Christ church Oxford and just been a foreign correspondent in Asia the Middle East and Africa now based in London he is a regular writer for the Times contributed to the New York Times of international publications. His most recent book was Gaddafi in the Libyan Revolution. So an establishment figure there on July set and that's okay we like establishment figure any suggestions I don't like establishment figures is simply because I'm from Yorkshire. So Andrew Dice wrote this book in Nineteen ninety-five so. Right. In the pair, we've just been talking about, which was the opening of my six Vauxhall crossing ninety four apparently the end of the cold, War but people like John McCain. Who knows what he's talking about didn't think he was the end of the Cold War what better time the ninety s to look back the life of Fleming who died before his time and lives on today through the films, many of which are most of which were not based on his books there was simply. Not enough books to supply Hollywood with this many films but the new films do reflect the thoughts in the life of Ian Fleming where they can. So the film Goldeneye is named after Fleming's house in Jamaica Goldeneye, which in turn was named after Operation Goldeneye, which is mentioned extensively in this book Second, World War era contingency plan developed in case now the Nazis invaded Gibraltar and there are other books about Fleming's commanders and Gibraltar by people at Nicholas Rankin, which you can also read our. Fabulous interesting didn't know this. Bob Marley bought Goldeneye after Fleming's death and then Chris Blackwell violent records bolted what I find in this what I find in this podcast and this research is every fact you find lead to about ten of US many of my spy friends in the UK off massive Fleming funds and I was never a massive Fleming recently read his books and the first couple of casino. Royale. Was Living Die Man with the Golden Gun I read a couple of the early ones and thought yet these great fabulous stories great plots ease to read not too long fabulous. They helped me to understand James Bond as Ian Fleming. Saw Him which is not how many of the actors and producers see him I have to say in the same way that Alec Guinness wasn't George Smiley but he kind of was Lachey more is definitely, not James Bond. Possibly Daniel Craig. Closest. But maybe it's too soon to tell the point is that James Bond is significantly more famous than inflaming. He can't say that about George Smiley although you might have seen the smiley film, you might have seen the Smiley show you might have read the Smiley books. Isn't the hero the hero if anything is the secrecy and the story and the way the characters work against each other were James. Bond is definitely the hero. He's outgrown Ian Fleming, he's outlived Ian Fleming sadly, but I have an interesting observation to make here apart from the fact, this book is brilliant. I was intrastate doing my recent research on the side project about touchingly firmer the famous kidnapped of the general on. Crete in the second. World War partly, firmer became a writer. In fact was a writer before the war and got involved in SA and had this crazy plan to opt out to German general, which was successful. Practically farmer was a friend of an Fleming and new in Fleming before and during the writing of Casino Royale the first book I have previously and I am about to repeat this claim stated that practically firmer is one of the people in Fleming had. In mind when he created James Bond the reason I say this beyond what I've said is that one of polyphemus books is referenced in a bond novel and I would leave it to the listener to determine which book which novel and all the rest of it, and I will tell you next time. So looking more closely at license book and this was recommended to me by a friend the publishers claiming that this was the definitive biography. Of Fleming and I am not in a position to argue with that, you can see his relationship developing with neo who became an fleming the the lady on, and then you wonder whether the lady and Fleming had any relation to the lady and Smiley who was George Smiley's wife and you come to the conclusion that they are the same person and then you see again, just how overlapping the world of fiction is with real life espionage. So we have Fleming's relationship without O.`Neil, we have Goldeneye the operation he was involved with the Second World War. This relationship continued for fifteen years ending in marriage only after she became pregnant a second time two months before the wedding to soothe his frayed nerves fleming sat down to write casino. Royale. So began the long line of bond novels, which in this volume are given their fullest publishing history. So, this is a book which is supposed to be about inflaming, which is really about James Bond Fleming died in August nineteen, sixty four at the age of fifty six and it's a tragedy for everybody who likes James Bond Films and the books that Fleming. Didn't get to write more of them. Of course, he has been brought back from the dead by people. Anthony. Horowitz, there are new Fleming novels. Written as Ian Fleming in the style of Ian Fleming just as there are new bond stories in the films and I don't mind that the Anthony Horowitz book in particular is very good. I. Understand the brand I understand how powerful a rights as voice can be. You can imagine years from now somebody writing JK rolling on any of the top writings Gel Tolkien has never been done as far as. I know but it could be and it shows how powerful the brand the logo, the idea of a writer, the way beyond the right to themselves is harder now but in the sixties and earlier than that, the rights are really was just to name they didn't go on twitter all the time they weren't on the radio and TV all the time. The wasn't Dan gravy train of thought platform of. Marketing that goes into a book now. So to many people in Fleming was just a name therefore, there is no reason why that name cannot continue. I do not have an issue with that. Know some people do but what you find what I find when you learn about writers more and you learn about that past in their presence and their lives a sometimes, you liked them a little bit less just a little bit because and it takes one to know one writers are not the nicest people to know inflaming super unusual in the sense that he liked. The parties as much like the right thing and he liked the secrecy as much as like the promotion but generally, writers are obsessive introverted, Headstrong stubborn. You have to be to finish a book never mind twenty bucks or thirty books and the more I get to know right as all right as even John mckerrow Ian. Fleming whoever the more you realize that perhaps they weren't the easiest people to live with, and that is a risk that you take on. When you read a biography like this. Now I have a distance from inflaming because I'm not a massive. To the death bond fan although I do appreciate the books in the films there is a risk if you are a a nailed on bond fan that you will think less of and Fleming after this book but that's a very small part of the story the major part for me the really eye-opening. An exciting thing is that Ian Fleming was every bit the spy that James Bond became. Now he did work in the background very often, but not always he was in danger there was an episode by when they got shot in ship and nearly sunk nearly. Killed and it was sheer fluke that they all survived but generally, he was a back room operator. So in Fleming was much more as I see it like jokes smiley in the shadows, putting out ideas for operations, planning them, but not carrying them out but there were elements in his past in the second. World War when he did put himself in danger. Ian Fleming was a wartime hero. He is a great writer and he should have had the chance to write more books and July and a really good job the some nice photos in the middle. You can hopefully hear me flicking through it right now. I, still have it. Hey, I actually own this copy and yes, he had aspects of as private life which were challenging difficult. But there's a picture of him here at Goldeneye with the Lady Anne Cecil Beaton no coward an unnamed friends he knew practically firmer. He was the Jonah Keri his day and you have to wonder as I have before in the same way that say Patrick O'Brien was the replacement for the guy who wrote home blower was John Licari to place free and Fleming wool. Know, there is a coincidence in the timings. So John Kerry's career was just starting to take off when in Fleming died, but you cannot compare the John Keri books which are very strongly character lead introspective books about mentally challenging intellectually challenging ideas with James Bond who is a gun toting licensed to care ladies man partygoer which have a bond you look at. There are women, guns, and alcohol. So No, the car was not the replacement for inflaming thousand coincidence. But. Perhaps. He's publishes hoped for a little bit more plot and it'll be less counter from John. We don't know you can even get this first edition hardback for not very much money I think this one's on read borough. Bastille informing on July set the man behind James. Bond is equally about James Bond himself and I really enjoyed it. Okay. Thanks. Paul. It does rumble that at the end there but I think you got the message that he liked the book. Okay. So coming next time we have a special book for you. It's called the new spies by James Atoms and it was written in the early nineties. When am I sex became public knowledge and it's looking at the future of? Espionage. So I acquired this book when it came out in the early nineties and I've just found it on the shelf and I'm dying to say how accurate James was given everything that's happened in the last thirty years when he looked forwards from the early nineties to the present time. So that's coming next time the new spies by James Atoms if you reading it ahead of us. Thanks so much for listening. We do appreciate you listening. We do appreciate reviews however you listen to podcasts there's usually a way to start or review it in some way and those reviews are read by me. 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"mi6" Discussed on Spies of London
"Welcome to spies of London with Paul Dataman. Okay. Welcome to this episode. It's our new format that we introduced last week we now have a book review every week, a shorter book review, the main pace, which could be fifteen or twenty minutes and some factoid like Steve Writing afternoon if you are interested in guest hosting on providing a book review and you have USB, microphone and some ability to get me an MP three. Then get in touch we would love to hear from you. Did you know that Portland spy Ethel J was released from.
"mi6" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"The political groups in favor of giving up Northern Ireland prevailed and peace finally came to the island. That is until nineteen sixty-nine in December a split within the IRA led to the creation of the Provisional IRA. This new version demanded the complete end of British rule in Northern Ireland, this nation was vastly more militant against British forces in cities like fast the creation of the Provisional IRA would signal the beginning of the troubles for nearly thirty years the British and the PR a would constantly clash in. Northern Ireland the IRA will attack and the would respond and vice versa. One of the worst episodes of violence occurred in nineteen seventy two when British paratroopers fired on a peaceful demonstration thirteen unarmed Roman Catholic demonstrators were slain. The incident became known as bloody Sunday it led to a wave of recruitment for the IRA and a campaign of terror against Northern Ireland bombings became the norm in the capital of Belfast. In the mid nineteen, ninety s the IRA called for a ceasefire seizing on the moment. Irish. Politicians specifically from the radicals Xinfang Party met with the British government and in Nineteen Ninety eight the Good Friday Agreement was signed though the troubles were officially over Northern Ireland remained part of the United Kingdom. Much. Like in the war of independence over seventy years earlier, not everyone agreed with the peace treaty another faction split from the Provisional IRA and became the Real IRA and the Real IRA wasn't going to stop the fight. This newer version however was even more militant than previous ones. One of the groups first acts of terrorism was a bombing in the town of Omar resulting in the deaths of twenty nine people after that, they decided to cross the Irish, sea and bring violence to England itself. In the summer of two thousand, the IRA targeted popular spots in London twice in June a bomb exploded at Hammersmith Bridge which took two years to repair. The second bomb was located on a subway platform. Thankfully, it was discovered by police and detonated in a controlled area. So. When an RPG hit 'em I six's SIS building in September many feared that the Real IRA would hold the city hostage with their terrorism. But nothing to the level of violence during the troubles ever culminated throughout the early two thousands bombs did sporadically explode but rarely was anyone injured or killed and back in Northern Ireland random acts of violence never reached the level seen in the nineteen seventies and Nineteen Eighty S. Many of the Real IRA leaders were eventually arrested enthusiasm for the Real Ira Wayne at the start of the two, thousand, ten's and by two thousand, twelve, the Real IRA dissolved some of its members move to yet another iteration the new IRA. But even as members and leaders of the Real IRA were brought in none of them were charged for the September bombing of the SIS building and to this day no one knows who.
"mi6" Discussed on Spies of London
"But the next passage is significant. After the flight of Burgess and MacLean came was posted to Madrid by The Observer during his day. We saw a certain amount of each other despite. My being warned not to buy the office. We did not talk about their defection or about Kim being asked to leave the service. He always sidestepped the issue. And in this time Phil be willing to pressured by friends like Tommie Harris to write a book about been fitted up by my sex. And of course, he never did that. He couldn't bring himself to go that far in his lies. He did hold the famous press conference where he convinced sleep straight that he was innocent young indeed the British prime minister, but he never wrote the book which would have exonerated him because he was guilty On my return to London again. I met up with Kim at Tommy and Hilda's party. So they're still seeing each other socially even though Bristow has been warned not to and it was during this period that I noticed a decline in Kim's outward appearance, especially after his acquittal by MacMillan in 1955 and MacMillan was prime minister, then he spoke in Parliament in defense of Philippine. To round off Peter. I regard Kim philby as a friend who was partially died as far as I'm concerned but suspicions about his loyalties has created so much doubt in my mind about him as a friend but more doubt about the abilities of my past employers that I find it hard and somewhat painful to think about him in a clear positive fashion, whether your present investigations prove he is a song agent or not. The fact that he has shaken the very foundation of the Secret Service in the way. He has is partly his doing and partly the doing of services themselves yours sincerely Desmond bought stuff. I agree with this there were so many moles roaming around the British secret service and there were so willfully ignorant of the possibilities, even when people like Burgess had reports negative reports written about them in real life is the phone office. Nothing was really properly done. They were never properly investigated and got a little has to be blamed for some of this the negligence has to be with the organization which supported them for so many years were talking decade-long. Are not five minutes and Bristow goes on to say now with the privilege of hindsight. It is easy for me to see suspicious apps and searching words in conversations. But to say I was truly suspicious of Kim at the time would be a nice guy over the Christmas of nineteen sixty-two and sixty-three Bristow in his wife received a card from Beirut. The picture on the front was a three a Bedouin tribesmen heading east the message read simply have a happy Christmas and a Happy New Year may not see you for awhile. Love Kim and Bristow is in no doubt that this is an admission that Kim was the third man and philby defected I think from boot and as a very interesting story behind that to Bristol now goes on to talk about spycatcher and right talks about his suspicion that Rodger Hollis was a Russian mole and Bristow, just write that little was probably a mobile or at least somehow supporting the moles Hollis always denied his involvement as did little Bristow goes on to say civil Mills as a cute dog. Try to being a traitor and a liar. Well, there's no doubt that right embellished and and had a grudge in Agra axe to grind here. But also Bristow makes the point that perhaps the politicians were so ashamed of the way in which government has ignored information and advice from people such as Peter, right and Bristow might as well include himself that they tried to create a block and paid dearly for it. The last time these two men met was in nineteen eighty-eight when Trista and Betty were visiting their eldest son in Australia and Peter lived in Australia at this point, and this was after spycatcher was published what Bristow says that you cannot see why Spike catch was so disturbing that it got banned. Okay Hollis was bought out of the realm so it was blunt but that's not Peter writes fault. And even at the time two thousand pounds a year, which was Peter writes pension was not adequate. So Peter Wright really had a grouchy he got his pension deal, which was ridiculously low in his eyes and it must have been because he had to go to Australia to make it out and run a farm and therefore he wrote the book as a way to pay for his retirement. So again dead, The British government if they had simply pay Peter, right there's normal pension. We would never have written spycatcher and none of this would have come out about holidays and little and brister makes the Fairly obvious conclusion that I've also made wage McLennan Burgess and Phillippe were all allowed to escape because it was just too embarrassing for them to be tried in a public courtroom. And I'd like to finish the review with the Final Chapter which is about Tom Paris. And I knew of Tommy Harris's strange death in a car crash, but I've never seen such a detailed account of it before now admittedly. I haven't exactly specialized in Tommie Harris, but he was a key component of the double-cross system which helped Operation Fortitude and others and he died in 1964 in a car crash. What I assumed was that he was alone, but he wasn't the day after the accident Betty answer the telephone to a very distraught Hilda Harris Betty. Tommy is dead. He killed himself in a car accident yesterday Betty asked if he had been alone and held her explained that she had been in the club. With him and felt it was her fault. And the reason she thinks it was her fault is that Tommy was driving so fast and angrily that she kept asking him to slow down and of course the more she said Slow Down the faster he drives and eventually they went across a small humpback Bridge the car left the ground and hit a tree interestingly. Hilda was thrown out clear of the car and received any bruises whereas Tommy Walsh killed immediately, but this really does remove any notion. I had that he was murdered or something odd happened or he committed suicide there is no way if he was going to kill himself that he could have imagined Betty that he could have imagined that held it would have escaped. He would have assumed they would both die when the car hit the tree and the fact that it flew over a bridge, you know, it's very easy at high speed to lose control of that bridge. It was a genuine accident anybody who says it was odd is clearly ridiculous. So Tommie Harris died in a genuine car accident and his wife were lucky to survive off. Temple is not all the stories all rumors ridiculous and then the last few passages are about philby in The Secret Life and eventually and eventually everybody comes to the same conclusion the end the of their careers. It seems to me especially those that were active in the war and of course during the second world war the spying in the Espionage had a genuine purpose. It's saved lives shortened the war all of this is beyond doubt in my mind off, but after the war the value of it tails off and you'd all this silly stuff with Russia everybody spying on everybody else and MI5 hiding stuff from MI6 and it's all very depressing and it can be recognized in the way government in the Civil Service behave today. It's more about personalities than facts and data and information really and it's they all reach the same conclusion John le carre reached its own now thank goodness for us and left when he was still a comparatively young man, but Bristow served through to retirement or maybe early retirement, but still he served a long time and it took its toll and it made for Solution he blamed MI5 and MI6 just as much as the KGB it seems to me and rightly. So these organizations just like others in government. You could name a list of them covered or not covered up and covered up the cover-ups for years and years so that nobody got blamed for anything and nobody was held to account and the victims lined up and the suspicions multiplied and even people like Peter Wright who were trying to clean this stuff up got caught in the crossfire and screwed over and this still goes on today. No question and not only in the secret services. So be warned if you doing your job in mi sex and you want to apply on the website, look at all these cautionary tales and things yourself. Is.
"mi6" Discussed on Spies of London
"This special episode is a book review of a game of moles by Desmond Bristow and his son Bill Bristow. I was really excited to receive a book because I hadn't previously heard about it and it came to me through a friend. It was found in a house that was being cleared appropriately enough a game of moles according to the bed cover is the first full-length personal account of MI6 written by an ex-agent Desmond Bristow are telling portrait of a divided life Desmond spent most of the second world war in Japan and Algiers where he was a.
"mi6" Discussed on Spies of London
"Welcome to Spies of London the Westminster walk. So I'm getting ready to record the Westminster walk. This is the one that begins at Pimlico Tube Station by the National Crime agency doubles back through Pimlico towards dolphin Square. That's an apartment building famous for spying and other things into the gardens opposite and then a look at the American Embassy the new American embassy at nine Elms a short Riverwalk a look at MI6. That's Vauxhall cross the current MI6 building which opened in 1994 carrying on along the embankment took a state and towards Tim's house the current home of MI5 and then walking through Westminster itself looking at Westminster school where Kim philby went Marshall Court which is friends with Maura Southfield the home office the new home office the old home office, which is now the ministry of Justice the home of George Blake santoni's Hotel the new Olde Scotland Yard, because it's not long. The headquarters of the British Union of fascists not necessarily in this order Broadway buildings, which is the former home of MI6. So you can contrast the kind of former. You would have seen or heard off of the old MI5 building on the Mets phone York, which I have recently which is like if your house on cars and string and then after Broadway buildings, we talk behind their into Queen Anne's gate where you see another month old even older headquarters of MI6 in Mansfield coming today an army office used by Clayton Powell and were down cockpit steps into some James's Park walk along the edge of Saint James's Park which was famous off buying in its own right and then finally standing outside the treasury in the foreign office to talk about the foreign secretary and the foreign office and how that relates to MI6 in particular and then if there's time you can take a walk down to the police memorial which is in the other colony of the horse guards area of Saint James's Park in the mouth. You can go home from the mail catching a bus in Trafalgar Square, or you can catch the tube from Westminster dog. So that's the basic outline of the walk the order changes and sometimes the direction changes. When I do this in person, sometimes I think it's good to start in the busy area and in the work gets gently quieter as it proceeds, but if you end up stranded in Pimlico, which has only one tube station, it's not enough great line. You have to go to Victoria and changing so on so that's why we start in Pimlico cuz that's kind of the easiest place to start because you literally outside each station and then I can leave you towards Saint James's Park which is essential part of London and very well served by buses. So there are some tips for you if you'd carrying this walk out in person or if you're interested in joining us off at B&B in the option. I'm not going to start recording episode one which starts at the National Crime agency tune in soon for this walk. home.
"mi6" Discussed on The Leader
"The Chilean passport is the most widely accepted in Latin America. It gives holders visa-free travel to one hundred and seventy four countries including the U K. last October. It was used by two men to enter the country break into celebrity chef. Marcus Weddings London. Home and steal a whole Around thirty three thousand pounds. They've been jailed along with two accomplices but the evening standard's teamed up with Chilean magazine Revista capital to investigate how gangs from that country are targeting Britain and how they get in Liam Coleman's be working on the story Liam the idea of bug La's plotting London raids from Chile sounds incredible. How does that work? Cesar recruited back in their home country. Porna- flight to the UK. Where THEY ONCE? They arrive over here to contact. You gives them a carbon and multiple phones and then they will target these areas which are all pre-selected targets. Which are sometimes we understand that being marked up by using spray paint to sprint in Orange Doctor House or is a certain number. That will let thieves to say. Look this house. Is You know it's empty? There's there's no one here this. This is how this should be one that you should be going to. The most of them told how they can be security alarms. Where the best place then properties full and where to you know where to hunt for valuables. They'll be affluent families that may be fly away on holiday for long periods of the year. They'll be you know in particular instance where I spoke to someone who's been a dog written a house in Wimbledon and basically she taking the dogs and came back in our so later On she'd found this safe from the house. It'd be ripped out. You know that that these big leagues had gained entry through the first floor because they knew that that was the way to be the security system. Liam the Marcus. Wareing cases really highlighted. What's been happening for people who have been convicted? What we know now about that case over four of them and we wanted known criminals back in Chile where it came from over a number of different series defenses in particular one of the members Danko Caveat Caveat at four outstanding arrest warrants. He was detained early last year and spent fusion false passport and he's arrested in Italy a few weeks later and the board back to Chile. George Rowe Hastert report from the US. Last March denied and Jimmy Moon flava but despite the both those men along with ever committees and Nicholas Petir Stoeger and cloud butte and also and they were all allowed to come into the UK and they were all allowed to carry out this big quite. Interestingly as well when Kavala arrived in the UK cannot tell but before breaking despite having number of outstanding arrest warrants and for crimes including robbery possession. He was also used identity documents pretending to be brother Jordan. These four men all very well known to police forces outside of the UK And despite that we still able to attend these tourist visas which ultimately led to the thirty thousand pound raids on Mr Waring term and Wimbledon. What did they tell you about efforts to stop them? So I spoke to Tony Smith who is the former director general of UK border forks? And what he explained to me is that at the moment there is a number of different things going on in a post brexit era. They ought to try and crackdown on on stopping these criminals being able to enter our country. One of those things in particular is cool that ETA to bring in electronic travel for is Asians which is similar to what they have over in the US and Canada. Where before anyone will get on a plan. Who's seeking visa fervor government? Check to be carried out to find out. Where were these guys have got you know criminal history? A general background check which will prevent them in his as anything that flags up that would alert authorities to tell them that they shouldn't be in our country then action will be taken and they won't even be able to get on that plane in the first place and then another thing. Mr Smith actually quite interestingly too and spoke to me about was the use of e you. Id Cards said that these are far easier to be able to forage far easier to make copies of biometric passports at the moment so he said that another thing is basically banning. The use of these cards likewise. We'll we'll stop these tourist burglars hopefully coming into the country few that way. He said Essentially Unites Constant game of cat and mouse. The criminals have a lot of money in some instances. You know they've been meters of these gangs in in America and they will find new ways to be able to get people to come to the UK and get them into the country to carry out the burglaries to target the homes. And that's the leader. You can subscribe through your podcast provider and get in touch with us on social media using the Hashtag. The leader podcast. We're back on Monday at four PM..
"mi6" Discussed on The Leader
"Don't care what university went to. This is the era of bedroom. Hackers and social media influences time when twitter bots can allegedly influence elections the UK's intelligence of US knows it needs to get smarter and it needs to get younger evening. Standard's revealed at my six is lowering its recruitment age to eighteen years old and the editorial column incident. Good Idea Am I. Six is aim is tapping earlier to a new generation of young people who have grown up with technology at the center of their lives. The agency hopes these teenage recruits can bring new skills and insights and help it keep ahead of its targets. None of the plan teenage recruits will join us. Spies in the traditional sense although some could eventually progress to become fully-fledged intelligence officers later instead they will start in roles such as tech business support and human resources but while this might sound less glamorous it also exposes the truth that in today's world. The effectiveness of our intelligence agencies depends heavily on back room. Talent as it does on the more conventional roles. What is also important about today's shift in approach in M I? Six is the connective desire to widen further the social mix of its recruits and to dispel what it insists is the misplace notion that it's jobs are only open to those with an oxbridge education. You get an old style tap on the shoulder. Deputy political editor Nicholas sessile joins me from an undisclosed location Nicholas. Why does my six teenagers? The big challenge facing Mo six currently is technology and how technology is developing so that they're keen very much to recruit younger generation to the service. This is partly because the younger people tend to live technology so they don't have to learn like older generations do so it comes naturally to them and you went to an event. Where am I six had invited? Some young people come along and kind of get a flavor a taste of what it is to work for the spy agency happen. Who was there and what happened. Yes emo six invited thirty teenagers for him in London through Virga charity called the Big Kid Foundation. So so these teenagers were invited to the intendant services Vauxhall Cross headquarters. And this was part for recruitment effort to broaden the social backgrounds of people they recruit from Lord sort of activities. Where the gang up to did. They took part in one test game where they had to try and contact. People linked to a alms dealer code-named beetlejuice and what was very interesting is how they responded is a immediately immediately thought of tech solutions so some of their thoughts about the psychology of approaching people but the other people came up with ideas about finding people's Ip addresses and so on to to get to them online or through other technological. Means so one thing that I think. A keen to emphasize is that these people will not be given licenses to kill and sent off across the world to to fight enemies in mortal danger. These are more mundane positions within the agency. Only yes th. That's still very important jobs Often support jobs but certainly Sir Alex younger. The head of our message was very keen to explain to these teenagers. That am I. Six offices do not have license to kill that they abide by the law and also they adhere to British values. But then if you showed the appropriate skills values and that's you'd you could apply to be an intelligence officer. More directly combating the threats from hostile states terror groups a major quite gangs. It's kind of a first food through the dual really isn't it? And there's a good salaries with these business support officer starting at just over twenty nine thousand pounds. That would be nice if you're eighteen. Yes no that was a very good starting salary and certainly for that job which is currently being being advertised. You could be part of a spying team doing the admin work for it so even though you're not immediately on the front line you still I think very much feel politics the Organiz Ation. So Nichols the teenagers who were at this event. What kind of things with the saints you were. They surprised at how open am I? Six is the they were surprised and most of them if not all of them only realized that they were going to six when minibuses pulled out pulled up outside the security gates and speaking to some of them afterwards. They were saying. It's a reality check. We didn't realize jobs were available and one in particular was quite chesting. He said are didn't realize these jobs with just one. Click away said not only. Is it the geographical proximity of too many of where these people live but also they again look look at things online through technology? And so it's a click while the postal application that they would consider next. It's constant game of cat and mouse that you have a lot of money and they will find new ways to be able to get people to come to the UK to carry out the big. Three's to target the homes. The Am Coleman's been investigating how criminals are able to fly into the UK from Chile.
"mi6" Discussed on KKAT
"The church was not well and it felt weak tenants the knighted carolina the dow jones in panthers we'll talk mike she's chefs key and yes all tied patrick ewing gets his first win ever as a head coach paul or that coming up who of all looks good didn't didn't known brought minute much further slow down provo uh uh i go in the nfl there off yesterday and one and after that you got you got five teams at seven into the saints steelers vikings patriot mosey of best teams in the nfl those six patriots vehicles that's what it looks like any eagles dealers exist uh record very good although atlanta atlanta is like five and further they're in a hotter the fog name lawyer what most of them are good today matt ryan he looks great ryan was killing there's a huge game on thursday by the way the sister jer brown delicious there had no ezekiel elliott right prescott was getting was sacked left and right he called the right that's wait went down thursday night's huge game i'm in the 6 and three tennessee title 72 us pittsburgh steelers distraught week eleven on thursday night that's a big game who tonight uh not a great game he got the dow corning's at foreign four mi6 in but you've got the next cavaliers all we he gave no i guess a bad blood to not mm well the next rented this kid milic mila keno to play point guard whatever crime that the better point guard is the kid the dallas mavericks drafted dennis smith so we said the knicks drafted the wrong guy so all the knicks were standing up with their gondola keno coming back out lebrun abroad have enough to worry about one thing not all tina write the final seven airline does not real the moscow lucnhes as a roadmap loyd not great hallmarks eleven minutes after the hour jack jacobs is coming up more talk to him bars interesting american hero by the.
"mi6" Discussed on LA Talk Radio Channel 1
"Saw him at the recent show the recent amp show oh and he brought in some other new amp's that are really really cool six mi6 convertible in the plugs rats and i was amazed the tone on these things are are just you know great and actually i'll be honest with you i was trying to set it up with the power attenuate or so that we can really push the power tubes but we ended up not doing that and he was able to dial it up using you know just setting it up because we can get roll out in the studio and i was i'm still amazed the tone is great and to help me with this i n and he's a great guitar player so he's borrowing my guitar he's going to use it i'm going to sit back and listen more than play that i also have another guest here was is of anybody that i think of with terms of a marshalltype sounding in in great town is my good buddy steve pfister and we as i told him earlier on i was driving in with my friends a duggan roselin over in the studio to uh we were listen to live bullets which used using the you're using those if i'm correct you're easing those silver results silver marshall silver jubilee year jubilee by the way he now so anyway the but the tone of the libel as you gotta get is just one of the best sounding albank and for this set up what i did let me explain real quick we got to cabinets in here one of them has a celeste in blue back and right now the amp that i won but colt forty five is or it it's a little he'll juryo explain it's a little more than a cult forty front of that set up with the blue back right now and then the complexity rack in the six were 6 of six convertible are have another cabinet with a cream back on it seles skin cream back so it's it's an interesting is interesting set up so first of all welcome everybody but welcome jerry it's just great to have you on the show on traveling here these are cruel really cool amp's i can't say enough and also to he gets the.
"mi6" Discussed on All About Android
"I have to say i often get confused because i have a while we owner nine and the show me mi6 which are similar size devices with uh with capacity of buttons underneath the screen and the while we on nine by default has the gugel also from left to writes back whom uh multitasking where's the xiaomi mi six is the other way around and as this is a very beach problem i sometimes tend to go back to much for a swap ops too often bright akayev getting a mixed up um all there you go i was a lot of hardware today even the entire news had a lot of hardware and it but hey those that iberia yeah totally as that time i mean the leaves are far from the trees and the phones will be announced yet and introduced the leaves ak the phones will fall from the tree hopefully a land on a padded yellow cloth so as not to scratch the phone those delicate leaves such a early who laura i do like you're my group fiber crowe close jason let's speaking of how housework some soon has an event that if a but there was no mention of android app toll um maybe it's one further this year and ties in the county be sure still should the they launched a new version of the gear smart watch yet but interestingly during the presentation there's absolutely no mention of android or tyson.
"mi6" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"A big solution sometimes but the viewing angles are what of the worst thing i'm even if you're turning about like that you'll start to see some really bad distortion um i took a picture of it it in the review it was a camera kind of exaggerated some of the weirdness with it a bit but um you can it's kind of what what it looks like afterward argued really term verses now he's the fct you could still see it from this angle i am new ixelles sox um even though it's every xiaomi phone i get is a different version of new i aid uh think the mi6 the seven point five in this as 85 so xiaomi doesn't know what they're doing was hers version numbers um so still gets all down in still hasn't severe notification problems and xiaomi continues to be some of the worst phones that i have ever used with bhutto's um i'm not a fan of bluetooth per se butts at least most of the phones that i have don't struggle to connect with smart watches and speakers in air phones and things like that arm and for one guy in the comments on the review that's using euwide nine said that nothing's real change section more moral demise now out or optimized yeah so much optimizing it's of the way i put it in the reviews that mu wide this feels like cherry picking core android features in blending it together with iowa's wannabe ism so i had i'm getting really kind of tired of railing on me away but it's continuing suck spoke of her it still bad sir i will continue to hate on it intel constructively intel.
"mi6" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"So what do we think of the the moto x four based on what we're seeing here in this in this league hits thick it is fat also supposedly as a thirty eight hundred lebar battery which is in supposes green size pre small by point two inches odds of so while there would be the mi6 with its five point one thirty three area this is a six hundred series snapdragon so it'll probably be pretty you know not to seek reverse the event said a six sixty which he wanted the newer wednesday will hopefully be a little better than what the six twenty five that have been in aleppo their mobile phones yes or the 660 of if you're not familiar this ship is uh a a believe it's a die shrunk ferguson um and that it's di shrunk and it uses a cry of cd use was qualcomm semi proprietary cdu architecture um and i believe it's on a fourteen nanometer cross us lemme double check your um ah who did not say another dozen um like welcome would say that if it was sixty fourteen however i guess they are wrap her fourteen nanometer so uh much more power and design then uh but we had on the older 25 nanometer uh six hundred series chipsets the crazy bu cores definitely should get some you know guarantees and speed gains got new quotas by christ p a much nearer heck's gone the as deep heart that should um you know for things like always on listening um this looks to be a pretty a high end mid range ships at so you've got um you've got eight uh welcome crises 60s he views into point you gigahertz and andretto 5 g use so this is a this is very modern even sports welcome quick charge for which no vote actually sports yet because i don't think it's actually ready but it's it's there.
"mi6" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"Uh and the history of speakers at the bomb firing one of those low htc style with at your piece so i mean it's a really practical foam other than its stupid big ended it only comes in this bold color which i can't say i'm a fan of but against china yet with duck and the white biz will gets gross capacity accused book owner near the icty in the wrong order yeah there in the wrong were on of on to the moment up the other in the wrong were like at the mi6 is just like the two dots he could switch him around um so admirable chevvies doing but it runs a different christian in the eu i ate them the me does it's on seven dot one dot worn added so far the best eurasia me i ate that i've had a doesn't have as many of the issues but still be uae armed still has ridicules perfect problems bluetooth issues so i think it's supposed to get you are mine so can i just see that company like they get specifications so right in it just buzzing the soffer is so bad home ago the hardware on the phones amazing like it's really good for the most part the deadly just ruin it the completely in the cameras art amazing but honestly like in terms of if you want a phone with a decent screen and ridiculous battery life at a fair price i mean that's that's their mio that's hoda he do it it would be nice if who will which is happened build a pixel because they're gonna throw norfolk's not be update that something we need i think although as i like xiaomi is having pretty hard time of it lately so kudos l longo they're going to be around yeah i would who knows i would very much like a pickwick last week on a battery charge some great.
"mi6" Discussed on The Android Police Podcast
"Yeah and there could be other stuff in there too i think bleated 500 probably maybe they're probably some power consumption benefits i wouldn't be surprised but yeah it's that's vienna will i believe i by no we're gonna have to really see where that ends up going in terms of consumer benefits because until the consumer products are out there it's kind of hard to now um ah what else about the one plus five could we discuss is we could talk about the um uh it's not really a controversial topic now but when we posted the first pictures of the oneplus five everyone flipped out because it look like a knife i mean i think that still controversial and other people are talking about it in the comments the review still the i i mean i as it does order i mean it's got the it's got the the dual cameras are up there in the corner like the iphone seven plus one oneplus says that uh that's just an engineering thing like ashes the best place to put a dual camera just because of the size and putting it in in trying to put it in the middle is is ugly i mean i don't know i guess haiti near the mi6 has the dual cameras up in the top left through the that's federal debts definitely that entered even if they didn't after they would put in there because life on oh you're right i think censures oneplus officially out of there because of his paul mind the iphone does it actually bother me now get it doesn't it doesn't really are it doesn't really concern me in it and i think david i not you you have one maybe you agree in person out they looked as i've only as a dozen pictures it doesn't i agree it does not look bad i phony at all especially the front obviously the front looks not i felt like an unlikely edge it of our like they actually have like a like night lines in the same sort of places they did on the oneplus meet their smoother but they're not it's not a completely rounded device like the iphone as.
"mi6" Discussed on AMP 97.1 FM
"Replace mi6 a i think speaks for self itself as well what are you gotta gone on the watching the komi trial i'd i don't wanna be but it's on every television in the world right now to maria on twitter you watch a live on twitter if you one former athletes room as was any keeping live on twitter why does the twitter shield achievable they do they do they show unplug now boll behave do i ha rob rose twice on that visavis somebody's twitter account of twitter puts it up there it's i'm they did without one love manchester benefit to you could his out on twitter and you can watch of live as a former fbi director james comey is giving testimony right now before the senate intelligence committee in an open session you're going be seen all over the place they're couple highlights right now he said and he said that he hoped there are tapes of him and the president also said he took a trump's wording had dreaming live on twitter yeah so cooler i love my phone he also i mentioned that that russians didn't in fact interfere with the election those are some things that he has said sylvie did in fact it did yeah so he's been he's been doing going about his i've an hour and forty minutes so ads should be going on for years areas and does that twitter yes unlikely thousand senator blunt is asking questions the tacit controver similar to in all come on as of one of apple's on has an occasional breakout of who knows naked pictures i heard yes nick as a doggy attention with naked pictures way when we say but i'd agree has a new book out full of her naked pictures she says they feel more comfortable when i'm naked than when i have close on my parents have always felt free as well admired maybe i'm just a hippie at hearts of economic i'm sure that no nothing that speaking and make an nakedness hbo is the leftovers has no problem showing meal nudity and one of the producers says there's an incredible disproportion between naked women and naked men and television right and if you're going to show jewishowned assets which is one of the few places we can do fullfrontal nude de there's no excuse not to show more men's parts he's an impassioned about i'm just the beginning of the vanguard but i want to normalize mel nudity on television.