Accountable Security Services
2013 was an extraordinary year for our security services. Brave whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden have revealed the extent to which our security services were complicit in supplying information to the US authorities. The extent to which our own security services were spying on its own people lays bare the disconnect that now exists between the state and its population. It has also been revealed that they have infiltrated into action groups such as animal rights NGOs and stirring extreme Muslim religious organisations. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Britain needs a foreign policy that acts in our own interests. This includes the security services, which are paid for by the taxpayer and therefore answerable to them too.