Posts Tagged ‘Intelligence and Security Committee’

This week’s spooks hearing proves urgent need for independent inquiry

by Michael Meacher.

To call it a grilling would be unfair to fried fish. It was a soft-centre velvet-glove exchange between decent establishment chaps which only confirmed just how feeble and inadequate the present system of so-called oversight of the security services really is. As spy chiefs came before parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), it is incredible […]

The Intelligence & Security Committee is a laughing stock and needs to be replaced by proper scrutiny

by Michael Meacher.

It was decided at the end of the last Parliament that all Select Committees, except one, should be elected by MPs, not selected by the Whips beholden to the party leaderships as hitherto. The one exception was the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) which operates in a totally different way, untouched by the wave of accountability […]

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