Here’s a recent interview I did for
BBC World about the three top British spies deigning, for the first time ever, to be publicly questioned by the Intelligence and Security Committee in parliament, which has a notional oversight role:
from BBC World interview on UK Parlaimentary hearings on NSA/Snowden affair Annie Machon on Vimeo.
It subsequently emerged that they only agreed to appear if they were
told the questions in advance. So much for this already incredibly limited oversight capability in a notional Western democracy.….
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