×

Espionage

Max Schulze in the dock at Exeter Assize Court on spying charges in 1911.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

The Spectator at war: The peril from aliens

11 November 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 14 November 1914: Men guilty of helping the enemy are simply spies within our lines, or traitors to their adopted country. There cannot be any dispute about… Continue reading

0 Comments
Chapman Pincher tests for uranium (Photo: Getty)

Harry Chapman Pincher – ‘Fleet Street’s spy-hound’ (1914 – 2014)

6 August 2014 18:55

Harry Chapman Pincher, the veteran investigative journalist, has died aged 100. He was renowned for unearthing military secrets and exposing spies. Earlier this year, The Spectator published a review of… Continue reading

0 Comments
Melita Norwood in 1999. Image: PA

The traitor Melita Norwood should have been prosecuted

7 July 2014 16:53

Today brings a fresh reminder of a national disgrace, the failure to prosecute Melita Norwood for treason. Newly released files from the Mitrokhin archive make clear how vital a KGB… Continue reading

117 Comments
The late Sir David Frost sporting tremendous sideburns, as he periodically did.

Sir David Frost: Hoover’s ‘hippie’

24 February 2014 14:13

News of J. Edgar Hoover’s interest in Sir David Frost resurfaced in yesterday’s Sunday Times. In an FBI memo, which Mr S has seen, Hoover wrote, ‘Check with our legal… Continue reading

2 Comments
Soham Trial Nears Conclusion

British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key

28 October 2013 21:23

In the past few days, my colleagues on the Guardian have been publishing stories of national and international significance – indeed, if truth be told, they have been publishing them… Continue reading

66 Comments
Edward Snowden is the guest of this charming man. Good luck to him.

Have Edward Snowden and the Guardian started a ‘debate’?

11 October 2013 16:23

The Snowden files continue to dominate the news today. Vince Cable has said that the Guardian newspaper had provided a ‘considerable public service’ by publishing Edward Snowden’s leaked material. This… Continue reading

45 Comments
New Picture (25)

Edward Snowden and the Guardian have started a debate…in the Kremlin and Beijing

11 October 2013 15:14

I was on the Daily Politics earlier, discussing the Guardian / Snowden leaks and debating against a representative from the campaign group ‘Liberty’. The ‘Liberty’ representative kept saying what a… Continue reading

83 Comments
surveillance_final_SE

Of course spooks snoop. More power to them

9 June 2013 9:28

Can I just share with you my satisfaction that the CIA has access to my emails and all the social media sites I visit from time to time? This has… Continue reading

41 Comments
Nigel Farage On The UKIP Campaign Trail

Did MI6 plot against UKIP?

30 April 2013 16:34

Dirty tricks against UKIP by the establishment are not a new phenomenon. Though in recent days the Conservative party have been found engaging in them, there are far more striking… Continue reading

67 Comments
BRITAIN-ANGLICAN-RELIGION

The spy who went into the fold?

7 March 2013 15:00

What are the Times trying to say about noted Spectator fan and new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby? They have delved into his past. It turns out to have been… Continue reading

2 Comments
Children gather beside a toppled statue of Saddam Hussein as two men place their feet on the head to pose for a friend taking photographs April 14, 2003 in Bagdhad, Iraq.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Iraq fury still burns, fuelled by unanswered questions

5 March 2013 15:23

I was fascinated to read the reaction to Nick Cohen’s article expressing his view that after 10 years he still believed the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to… Continue reading

5 Comments

Gary McKinnon should convert to radical Islam

8 July 2010 11:43

The European Court of Human Rights is an essential check on executive excess, but today it has perverted justice. It has halted Abu Hamza’s extradition to the US, where he… Continue reading

31 Comments

Reds under the bed

30 June 2010 18:11

This Russian spy story just gets better and better. First a young, attractive Russian woman called Anna – with a penchant for uploading suggestive pictures of herself onto Facebook —… Continue reading

7 Comments