MP's, money and spying

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Just noted this on the BBC.

BBC News - Tory MP Raymond Mawby sold information to Czech spies

A Tory MP was in-debt and corrupted by Czech intelligence into selling information to them during the 1960s.

Mawby later handed over lists of parliamentary committees, details of fellow Tories and a supposedly confidential parliamentary investigation into a Conservative peer.

"Mawby has also promised to carry out tasks such as asking questions in Parliament according to our needs," the Czech handler wrote in a plan on how to use him in 1962.
That plan involved asking him to supply more confidential material from Parliament "gradually deepening the compromising of his position".
Maybe the current lot with their expenses and their "I'm worth it" attitude will yield equally interesting historical results.

We know about the ones whoring themselves out to newspapers and come companies.

I do just wonder, are this lot required to be vetting at all? How do some of them pass?

Mick Hancock on the defence committee with his "au pairs", for example (though of course that one was of no security interest according to the paper as she was cleared. Surely his "interest" has been flagged up?)

What's the point of having vetted civil service, Armed forces and so forth if the top can carry on apparently as they did in the 1960s!
 

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