MI6: The government is lying
Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, has challenged the government's claim that a major corruption inquiry into Saudi Arabian arms deals was threatening national security.
The attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, told parliament before Christmas that the intelligence agencies "agreed with the assessment" of Tony Blair that national security was in jeopardy because the Saudis intended to pull out of intelligence cooperation with
The issue has now come to a head because ministers are under pressure at an international meeting today to justify why they terminated an important corruption investigation into the arms company BAE Systems.
Does Blair ever tell the truth? I am glad someone from the intelligence service is standing up and telling the country that they won’t be made a scapegoat like they were for
Blair couldn’t really do much about the deal. The Saudis had us by the gonads and they would have won either way. I would have rather went with going with justice and prosecuting those that needed to be prosecuted but that would have meant losing a big deal.