According to a letter to the Express ’This week’s
truth-is-so-much-better-than-fiction award’ goes to the MI6 spy who lost
her laptop after getting drunk in a tapas bar.
If we cannot trust the security services, who else can we trust, was the
general media opinion on this issue. Tom King, chairman of Parliamentary
Intelligence, was quoted in the Sun, which originally broke the story,
saying: ’The fact that people working in the agencies are carrying
laptops around in public places which may have intelligence and security
information on them is a very serious matter and quite clearly hasn’t
been given sufficient thought.’ Despite its own intelligence methods,
MI6 had to use the power of the media to appeal for the return of the
stolen laptop computer by putting an advert in the Evening Standard on 9
March, some three weeks before the Sun carried the story.
The incident might create the plots for next year’s Oscar-winning
movies. As the Express said: ’We always thought James Bond films were
ridiculous but now we know they don’t even come close.’
Analysis and commentary by Echo Research.
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