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GCHQ on R4 - 302000 MAR

#2
Similar Gordon Carrera article in the Sunday Times

Do I detect a loosening of the cord on the plaid winceyette dressing gown?

What could possibly be revealed?

I suspect nothing other than a second winceyette dressing gown.
(From Polo Homewear or LLBean with stripes and a few stars, instead of plaid?)

Will Private MI get similar access and is Mick Smith out of favour now , or just too close to the truth?

Only those anonymous arrse lurkers, formerly from the Acorn Club, can tell the truth.
 
#4
StickyEnd said:
Charm_City said:
Might interest some on this board

The BBC's Security Correspondent Gordon Corera gains exclusive access to Britain's ultra secret listening station where super computers monitor the world's communications traffic and Britain's global eavesdropping and electronic surveillance operations are conducted.

More at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rmssw

C_C
What is your opinion?
Ask me after I've heard it. I expect it will be totally anodyne, but it is an interesting (and in my youth, unthinkable) development in the way the agencies interact with the media.

C_C
 
#5
Doing a few interviews on "the Street" is hardly getting to the heart of the "ultra secret listening station;" there's a Caffe Ritazza on it, for gawds sake ! I doubt if anyone from the BBC would get further than that.
 
#6
subbsonic said:
Similar Gordon Carrera article in the Sunday Times

Do I detect a loosening of the cord on the plaid winceyette dressing gown?

What could possibly be revealed?

I suspect nothing other than a second winceyette dressing gown.
(From Polo Homewear or LLBean with stripes and a few stars, instead of plaid?)

Will Private MI get similar access and is Mick Smith out of favour now , or just too close to the truth?

Only those anonymous arrse lurkers, formerly from the Acorn Club, can tell the truth.
Doubtless they're feeling a bit left out what with the more 'glamorous' types in SIS and Security Service having published, or intending to publish, histories and been respectively the subject of a previous R4 series or TV programme
 
#8
Saw that as well, Leveller. Bloody cheek. SIS have probably got an account with all the Saville Row artisans. What have we got...The Famous and Primark opposite.
 
#11
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
I can quite understand. You have an encounter with a mountain lion, you buy a 44 Magnum and expanding ammunition, you bring it back to Britain and then...you forget about it. Easily done, m'Lord.
... and then 'forget' you no longer work as a spook when you appear before the beak. All very odd.

C_C
 
#12
Charm_City said:
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
I can quite understand. You have an encounter with a mountain lion, you buy a 44 Magnum and expanding ammunition, you bring it back to Britain and then...you forget about it. Easily done, m'Lord.
... and then 'forget' you no longer work as a spook when you appear before the beak. All very odd.

C_C
With a memory like that he must have been a cryptologist ?
 
#13
#14
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Bloody cheek. SIS have probably got an account with all the Saville Row artisans.
I dunno, there's some in there that look like they've 'been dipped in glue and thrown through Oxfam's window' (stolen phrase, source unknown!).
 
#15
Tango said:
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Bloody cheek. SIS have probably got an account with all the Saville Row artisans.
I dunno, there's some in there that look like they've 'been dipped in glue and thrown through Oxfam's window' (stolen phrase, source unknown!).
Aint called the funny farm for nothing :p
 
#16
Tango said:
Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Bloody cheek. SIS have probably got an account with all the Saville Row artisans.
I dunno, there's some in there that look like they've 'been dipped in glue and thrown through Oxfam's window' (stolen phrase, source unknown!).
I think it was the inhabitants of Bletchley Park who were described along the lines of 'appearing to have been knitted by a blind woman'.

C_C
 
#17
Mildly interesting, especially about the Gunn case, and the internal "fallout" that followed. You'd have to be a bit dim not to think that sometimes we spied on our friends mind!
 
#19
Depends on how much you know already. Mrs the Great listening, who knows fu*k all about them and found it quite interesting. About the only thing I learned was that there's a place called "site 12" and it's got a GCO....
 
#20
alfred_the_great said:
Depends on how much you know already. Mrs the Great listening, who knows fu*k all about them and found it quite interesting. About the only thing I learned was that there's a place called "site 12" and it's got a GCO....
and it works 24 / 7. That must prove stressfull :D
 

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