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Veteran career officer new chief of UK Secret Intelligence Service

Saturday, October 4th 2014 - 08:15 UTC
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With the agreement of Prime Minister David Cameron, the Foreign Secretary announced on Friday that Alex Younger has been appointed as successor to Sir John Sawers as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service. Alex will take up his appointment next month. Read full article


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  • reality check

    The names BOND.

    Brooke BOND.

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Hardly South American news ?

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Our man in Havana needed to know somehow.

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I thought so too.
    Obviously Mercopress feels differently. They must think the UK has undue influence in the region.

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I think all the young women of TDC will be dismayed, he’s hardly a Bond, but will that matter as they are so desperate to leave the crisis capital of the planet?

    Stunning looking women but they are not stupid; they know staying in TDC will see them grow old without having had any fun.

    Who can blame them?

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 04:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @5 ChrisR
    Currently in London there are many, many beautiful, educated young Argentines in London just trying to make a better life for themselves. The ones I have conversed with consider the Falklands question to be an anachronism of a previous generation.
    They don't care. They are excited to be in London and aspire to be global citizens.
    oh, btw, for other posters, we really don't care when they wear Argentine football shirts to the pub to support their team.
    Lots of banter, yes. But in good humour.
    We are certainly above stoning people.
    It is more normal for the youngsters of all nationalities to go outside to smoke weed, get properly stoned and bond with each other!

    Oct 04th, 2014 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Walls have ears?????????

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 01:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Loose lips sink ships!

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Remember when the Ira put a rocket into the front of the GCHQ building.
    Ah well, cant know every threat I suppose.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter


    You mean the SIS building in Vauxhall, and despite being an anti-tank missile it did nothing but superficial damage to a superbly designed (if not ugly) building.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Remember in 82 when gun fire almost took out one of there warships? An anti tank missile would have probably collapsed the entire government.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    GCHQ is in Cheltenham. The IRA never attacked it.
    Do your research before posting, you look like an amateur otherwise.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 07:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Very well, Mi6 building Vauxhall bridge, South Thames, London.
    Dissidents put an rpg-22 in it.

    The intention quite obviously was not one of just damaging the building, but rather one of saying 'your intelligence services dont know half as much as they'd like to think'.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    and. .?
    so what? Ultimately they achieved nothing.
    Rather moots your point somewhat. If in fact you had one.
    Still amateur league I'm afraid. Don't give up tho!
    The level of quality trolls is fading fast on this site.
    Will you step up to the challenge?

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 13 No Vestige of a brain
    “ 'your intelligence services dont know half as much as they'd like to think'.”

    Well you would say that as it also applies to you.

    You continue to demonstrate each time you 'post'.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    He is merely speculating.
    Possibly Mi5 were expecting it and let it happen in order to whip up nationalistic fervour and win more money and powers from the Gov of the day?
    Who knows?
    When it to Mi5, we are all speculating.
    I guess that is where their true power lies. In what we don't know.
    Least of all last vestige of an informed comment. ..

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Damn. So easily offended.

    Oct 05th, 2014 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “I think all the young women of TDC will be dismayed,...”

    what a gayish comment.
    and that is psychological projection.
    you are the one who will be dismayed with this “james bond”, lol

    Oct 06th, 2014 - 12:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    What is this about a 'gayish' comment?
    Go on explain to us exactly what you meant by that statement?

    Oct 06th, 2014 - 06:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    16 LOL wut ??
    No no no, that type of incident isn't worth a tripling of budget.
    They took an explosive load to the face of their building.

    Oct 06th, 2014 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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